Calling on America’s Sustainable Communities

Nov 22, 2010 2:45 PM ET

Siemens Sustainable Community Awards

In the past three years, nine U.S. communities have received national honors for their efforts to blend economic, environmental, and social priorities and to advance the community’s overall sustainability and success.

This is what the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards is all about. The U.S. Chamber BCLC is calling on America’s communities – of all sizes – to apply for the 2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. Here is the type of community we’re looking for:
  • Partnership: Do your community entities – government, chambers of commerce, local businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions, and/or others – work in partnership for community improvement and sustainable development?

  • Innovation: Has your community responded to economic challenges with innovative, sustainability-based strategies?

  • Business Support: Is there strong local business support for environmental stewardship initiatives in your community?

  • Stewardship: Has your community reduced its environmental footprint?

  • Results: Are the results from your community’s sustainability priorities measureable?

    If you answered yes to these questions, nominate your community for the 2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. Nominations are accepted until January 21, 2011. The nomination form, prize information, and additional details are online.

  Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors.  For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions.  With 405,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $104.3 billion in fiscal 2009.  With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $21.3 billion and employs approximately 64,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.  For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit
BCLC is a 501(c)3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a resource and voice for businesses and their social and philanthropic interests. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region. Visit
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.