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Welcome to The Summit of Sustainability Awards – SOSA Homepage 2014

The City of Akron, Summit County, the Greater Akron Chamber, Keep Akron Beautiful/Greenprint for Akron and a host of sustainability sponsors want to recognize your Akron/Summit County organization for your efforts to institute more sustainable practices…or give you information and ideas on beginning a sustainability plan by sharing best practices.

The application process is open. To be directed to the Apply for SOSA page, click here.

The timeline for SOSA 2014:

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 – Applications must be received.
  • Monday, September 1, 2014 – Winners announced.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 – SOSA Breakfast.

See 2013 Winners of The Summit of Sustainability Awards below, including their videos. Please visit our site often for updates. More videos on sustainability can be found on our SOSA YouTube Channel.

The 5 Summit of Sustainability Awards 2013 Winning organizations making people, planet and prosperity a priority are:

SOSA Winner Ms. Julies KitchenSmall Companies with 25 or less employees: Ms. Julie’s Kitchen

Small Bus. 2013-Summit-of-Sustainability-Award-Application-Ms. Julie’s Kitchen

WATCH SOSA YouTube video about the sustainability efforts of  Ms. Julie’s Kitchen.

SOSA Award Winner Kent Elastomer ProductsMid-size Companies with over 25-249 employees: Kent Elastomer Products

Kent Elastomer Products SOSA Application 2013

WATCH SOSA YouTube video about the sustainability efforts of Kent Elastomer Products, Inc.

GOJO winner of Summit of Sustainability Awards for large businessLarge Companies with 250 employees or more: GOJO Industries, Inc.

2013 SOSA Narrative-GOJO Industries-Large Business-Innovation

2013 SOSA Narrative-GOJO Industries-Large Business-Innovation

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WATCH SOSA YouTube video about the sustainability efforts of GOJO Industries, Inc.

SOSA Winner Akron MarathonNonprofit/Community: Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation

1Non-profit Akron Marathon Summit of Sustainability

2Non-profit Akron Marathon Summit of Sustainability

WATCH SOSA YouTube video about the sustainability efforts of the Akron Marathon.

SOSA Winner City of TwinsburgPublic Sector (Governmental/Schools): City of Twinsburg

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WATCH SOSA YouTube video about the sustainability efforts of the City of Twinsburg, OH.

These SOSA 2013 winners’ sustainability efforts were showcased at an Awards Breakfast on October 24 with keynote speaker Robert Buchanan,who also presented his first ever Founders Award to the Summit Food Policy Coalition.

Hear Robert Buchanan’s keynote address by using the player below:

Robert Buchanan Arctic Action Teams PBI and SOSARobert Buchanan, founder and former President & CEO of Polar Bears International, now focuses his energies on changing the mindset of how humans care for this planet as founder of Arctic Action team. Visit www.myactions.org/akron to learn how you can help.

 

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Beginning a Sustainability Plan

Beginning a Sustainability Plan

Don’t already have any sustainable efforts going in your organization? Well now is the time to get started.  Many organizations, big and small, are finding that being green can also save you money.  That’s correct! Doing the right thing for the planet can drive real cost savings to the bottom line.  See How To Be Sustainable, or view SOSA webinars to get great tips today.