NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating communities that both people and businesses want to live in doesn't happen overnight; it requires innovation, commitment and a cooperative effort with different sectors and groups working together. Several communities have gone above and beyond to promote economic, environmental and quality of life goals. Siemens and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center joined forces to honor three communities for their amazing efforts to meet today's challenges while preparing for a more sustainable tomorrow.
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The winners are …
- San Jose, California (Large Community) – The City of San Jose is being honored for creating and adopting San Jose's Green Vision, a 15 year roadmap that is intended to model how innovation and environment responsibility can strengthen economic opportunity and be a vital catalyst for spurring prosperity.
- Raleigh, North Carolina (Mid-size Community) – Raleigh is being honored for making sustainability a cornerstone of its vision for the 21st century innovation. The city created an Environmental Advisory Board and an Office of Sustainability to lead its ground-breaking initiatives.
- Greensburg, Kansas (Small Community) – The City of Greensburg is being honored for building a sustainable community after being devastated by a tornado in 2007. The city coined and created The Greensburg Model, which has been praised by FEMA as the model for sustainable recovery for future disaster responses.
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SOURCE Synaptic Digital; Siemens