2018 Austin Green Awards Recognizes
Eight Aspirational Projects
The Austin Green Awards is Austin’s first recognition program to specifically highlight outstanding accomplishments in the broad arena of sustainable design and innovation, recognizing forward facing design strategies that respond to rapidly evolving environmental, social, and health imperatives.
The eight Awardees of the 2018 Austin Green Awards were announced at the Austin Green Awards Celebration on October 24th. In her welcome, Austin Energy Green Building’s Heidi Kasper noted, “Awards give us an opportunity to be challenged and inspired by the work of others, to celebrate successes, spread ideas, and to aspire to even greater innovation in the future.” Her remarks were followed by Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette’s powerful opening, encouraging the attendees to “think about what it means to have sustainability and the environmental conversations when it comes to all residents of Austin.” She added, “It’s exciting to see that you realize that sustainability is not just a few days of carpooling or taking the bus, throwing a can in the recycle bin, composting every now and then…that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sustainability, especially when it comes to equitable planning of our areas. Congratulations to all of you for being here, and thank you for being a part of this movement. And rest assured that Huston-Tillotson joins you in this work as we raise consciousness among our students and grow those interested and qualified to be seated at the table because they find their own voices through their education –an education that is the great equalizer.”