CFO Alex Sink's Consumer eViews Newsletter

Volume 5 Number 32 August 8, 2008

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CFO SINK HONORS WINNERS OF SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA AWARDS

At Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink honored the winners of the Sustainable Florida Awards.  Sustainable Florida awards are given to Floridians, businesses and governments who have made a commitment to a Sustainable Florida and have demonstrated exemplary leadership.

Sustainable Florida award winners promote the goals of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy, a satisfying quality of life, broad public participation, and vibrant, livable communities. 

This year, the Council for Sustainable Florida honored the following winners:

SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESS BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Al & Erin Rosas - Rosas Farms

SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA LARGE BUSINESS BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc.

SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA GOVERNMENT BEST PRACTICE AWARD
City of Tallahassee

SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA NON-PROFIT BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass

SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Jacobs / Lockheed Martin - Building 10 Demolition

SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA LEADERSHIP BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Augusto Casamayor – AC Graphics

GREEN BUILDING BEST PRACTICE AWARD

Space Coast Architects, P.A.

SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA LEGACY AWARD
Clyde Butcher

CFO Sink’s resolution recognizing this year’s winners is copied below. 

R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, the citizens of Florida desire to maintain a beautiful state with rich natural resources, healthy ecosystems, a diverse and productive economy, vibrant communities, and a lifestyle full of opportunities for personal growth, education, and public involvement; and

WHEREAS, since 1990, Sustainable Florida, a program of the Collins Center for Public Policy, has served as a private, non-profit organization that provides a non-partisan forum for examining diverse perspectives regarding the advantages and opportunities to be gained through adopting a sustainable development philosophy for Florida; and

WHEREAS, through dialogue, education, and training, Sustainable Florida promotes an appreciation and awareness of the important links between a healthy environment, a prosperous economy, a satisfying quality of life and vibrant, livable communities at the state and regional levels; and

WHEREAS, the Sustainable Florida – Collins Center created the Best Practice Awards to honor those committed to creating a sustainable Florida and have demonstrated exemplary leadership; and

WHEREAS, these awards are an example of state-level recognition for accomplishments and leadership in sustainable development and are a respected measure of best performance standards in the integration of environmental, social, and economic factors for the long-term sustainability of Florida.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby recognize the 2008 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award recipients for outstanding achievements and excellence

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Official Seal of the State of Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City of Tallahassee on this 10th day of June, 2008.