Raleigh Names Recipients of 2017 Environmental Awards


An urban bee sanctuary that combines beekeeping practices with conservation efforts, a successful waste diversion program at North Carolina State University, and a popular local television meteorologist who has done extensive research on climate change were among the recipients at the City of Raleigh’s 10th annual Environmental Awards ceremony tonight.

  • In the Urban Agriculture category, the winners were A Kind Garden, A Safe Place Child Enrichment Center, Alliance Medical Ministry, Camden Street Learning Center, Health and Nutrition through Urban Gardening at Urban Ministries, Joyner and Wildwood Forest elementary schools, Liberty Community Gardens, Longview FFA Chapter, Pam’s School of Raleigh, Timberlake Estates, and Women’s Campus Healing Transitions. Implementation grants were also given to these entities.

All the Environmental Award winners received hand-crafted awards created by Bill Wallace of New Light Farm in Wake Forest. The awards are made from repurposed wood or local fallen trees.

The City of Raleigh’s Environmental Awards celebration, done in partnership with the City of Oaks Foundation, is made possible through generous donations from sponsors who share the vision of environmental stewardship for the Raleigh community. In addition to the City of Oaks Foundation, these sponsors are US Foods, Hazen & Sawyer, AECOM, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Dewberry, Duncklee & Dunham, HDR, S&ME, SEPI Engineering & Construction, Sonoco Recycling, WRAL, WasteZero, Morningstar Law Group, the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr., OBS Landscaping Architects, and Trophy Brewing Co.