Awards Honor Metro Atlanta Business Leaders Advancing Regional Economy and Environment

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced the finalists of the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work conserving the metro region’s natural resources, development of clean technologies and support of sustainable projects and initiatives is deserving of recognition.
“The companies chosen represent the best of our region’s efforts to advance sustainable business models,” said MAC President and CEO Hala Moddelmog. “The fact of the matter is that being environmentally conscious is not only essential to our future but also an economic benefit to our metro area. It creates jobs, impacts our quality of life and brings us the tech innovations that push us forward.”
The awards recognize the work being done to both grow economic bottom lines while conserving natural resources in our region. By fostering collaboration and problem solving, many Atlanta companies are making a difference.
There are seven award categories: Built Environment, Clean Tech Innovation, Community Strong, Liquid Assets, Moving the Needle (Transportation), New Venture and Trident (Individual). The categories cover a variety of industry sectors, such as water conservation, renewable energy, recycling, smart growth and many more. Full descriptions of each category can be found here.
“The E3 Awards allow us to tell the inspiring stories of the people and organizations promoting a clean environment and sustainable business practices here in metro Atlanta,” said Dave Williams, MAC’s vice president of infrastructure and government affairs. “We are incredibly proud of the finalists this year and their dedication to the region.”
Finalists by category are as follows:
Built Environment

Brownfield Program - Georgia Environmental Protection Division

EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Program – Southface & Georgia Trust for Historic


Environment Georgia & Solarize Decatur/DeKalb
Clean Tech Innovation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Red Bag Solutions, Inc.
Community Strong

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

Proctor Creek North Avenue Study- Park Pride

The Common Market Georgia
Liquid Assets

Georgia Tech Eco-Commons – Cooper Carry

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District

Radial Café
Moving the Needle (Transportation)

Appalachian Regional Port - Georgia Ports Authority

Center for Transportation and the Environment

Edison Bikes
New Venture

Global Paint for Charity


Trident Award (Individual)

Jeff Foote, TreeZero

Alice Rolls, Georgia Organics

Tim Trefzer, Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Winners in each category will be announced during a special event at the Marriott Marquis, Wednesday, October 4, 2017.