Each year Environmental Business Journal recognizes outstanding business performance in the environmental industry with our EBJ Business Achievement Awards. 2010 marks EBJ’s 13th annual business achievement awards. Winners are divided into business achievement by size and segment, M&A awards, new practice areas and international expansion. Outstanding projects and new technology devleopment or applications are awarded Project Merit Awards or Technology Merit Awards. Finally companies are recognized for contributions to the industry and society at large. Congratulations to the winners, thanks to all parties submitting nominations and all are welcome to San Diego for the official awards ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit on March 9, 2011 at the Hotel del Coronado.
About the EBJ Business Achievement Awards 2010
In October-December of 2010, EBJ solicited the environmental industry via email, website and word-of-mouth for nominations for its annual EBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories or award candidates were suggested by members of the review committee. Categories or size designations may be altered depending on the volume of nominations or the number of worthy recipients. Final awards were determined by a committee of EBJ staff and EBJ editorial advisory board members. The 2010 EBJ awards will be presented in a special ceremony at Environmental Industry Summit IX in Coronado, CA on the evening of March 9, 2011. Congratulations to the 2010 winners and EBJ encourages companies to participate next year. (Disclaimer: While EBJ made every reasonable effort to assure the accuracy of information provided in nominations, company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations).
PROJECT MERIT AWARD
Marstel-Day, LLC (Fredericksburg, VA) for facilitating the development of the Eastern North Carolina Land Use Strategy (ENCLUS), a 25-county comprehensive conservation effort to preserve farms and forestland under Marine Corps’ low-level aviation training routes in eastern North Carolina. Protecting land under military airspace is critical to DOD. As rural areas give way to development pressures, military training ranges experience “encroachment” – i.e., training constraints caused by incompatible encroachmentble development such as residential subdivisions and tall structures-and loss of natural habitat and rural communities. ENCLUS highlighted ecosystem services such as migratory pathways and endangered species habitat, in addition to working-lands values. It also incorporated the concept of “layering and leveraging” agencies’ funds to monetize conservation values, enhancing conservation programs’ financial attractiveness to landowners. The State of North Carolina has established a “Market-Based Conservation Working Group” to implement ENCLUS, targeting 380,000 acres of land, and Marstel-Day is leading the Marine Corps’ participation in its implementation.