by Toby Barazzuol on Friday Apr 23, 2010
Every once in awhile, a business passes a turning point – when something changes and a new world of opportunities emerges. Sometimes you see them coming, sometimes you don't. With the launch of our new green awards after nearly a year in development, we feel that we're well prepared for this turning point at Eclipse Awards and in the recognition industry.
We developed these green awards for our clients – for the amazing organizations and people out there that are changing the world! Our green awards were designed with the principals of sustainability in mind, using as few virgin materials as possible, while still creating beautiful and impressive awards that will bring smiles to people’s faces. Green awards make it easier to recognize sustainability and excellence in a way that is consistent with your values.
Our recycled glass awards are made by a social enterprise from 100% post consumer reclaimed glass. Our Live Edge green awards include wood from locally salvaged trees and are designed to use minimal resources. Note that the Canopy Wall Plaques and Living Edge Awards have only 2 metal standoffs, instead of 4 as you might expect.
We’re working with as many local suppliers as we can, while continuing to develop more local capacity. Of course, we are still continuing to develop our green roof and other initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint another 20% by 2013. It’s a continual process that drives Eclipse Awards forward.
In today’s rapidly evolving world, more and more organizations are recognizing their staff to engage them and build community. If sustainability is on your agenda, then your recognition awards should reflect that. When you’re recognizing excellence in sustainability, using thoughtfully made, beautiful green awards will amplify your message, not detract from it.
This afternoon, we’re off to Henderson, Nevada to attend the Recognition Professionals Association’s Annual Conference. In part, we’re there to introduce our new green awards to HR Managers and other recognition professionals. However we’re also there to learn more about recognition programs and how they can help make organizations more successful by making stronger teams.
Our world is changing and we need new ways to engage staff in ways that resonate with their values and beliefs. How can we continue to make people happy and move our organizations in the directions we want?
Stay tuned as well as we share how these green awards were designed and some of the challenges we faced in making them a reality.
In the meantime, we'd love to hear what you think so far. Could these awards help your organization?