The Village of Hawthorn Woods is proud to receive the Innovation in Action – Most Impressive New Program National Award by America in Bloom for our new Green Business Program. America in Bloom (AIB), a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, promotes community enhancement programs that emphasize cultural heritage, community vitality, environmental leadership, beautification efforts, citizen engagement, and urban forestry.
The AIB Innovation in Action – Most Impressive New Program Award recognizes a community that has implemented innovative policies and strategies to initiate a new program. This new program is the Village of Hawthorn Woods Green Business Program,
intended to promote and celebrate green business practices in our community, big and small.
This program aims to educate business owners on options for greening their business, to incentivize sustainable actions in our municipality, and to publicly recognize these accomplishments to residents and customers. Local business owners can learn how to reduce energy costs, manage waste, and support natural landscapes. Any type of business in town is capable of earning the Green Seal of Hawthorn Woods, from a single employee to a large organization.
Under the Green Business Program, participants can earn points in various categories to receive a Green Seal designation. The program includes a guidebook, resource listing, and application.
Awardees will be presented with a Certificate of Excellence from Mayor Dominick DiMaggio and our Village Board of Trustees, as well as promotion on our website and social media outlets.