By Nina Wu
Here's another first for Hawaii — the first Landscape Sustainability Awards.
The Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii's 2013 Lanscape Sustainability Awards recognize advocates of sustainability and landscape projects that are in harmony with the natural environment and improve public health outcomes.
It's a recognition of sustainability as everyone's business and the need to share sustainable innovations and techniques within the industry.
And the LICH is also issuing a call for entries.
Here are the award categories:
>> Sustainability Award
>> Native Plant Design Award — Residential, Government, Commercial
>> Native Plant Advocacy & Research
>> Sustainable Company Award
>> Plant Pono Invasive Species Advocacy Award
>> Water Conservation Award
>> Edible Landscape Award
>> Student Poster
Awards named after moon phases will be given at two levels – the La‘au Ku Kahi Award for Excellence (with one award in each category) and the Mohalu Honor Award (numerous awards may be given in each category). The submission deadline is Aug. 30, followed by notification of winners Sept. 22 and an awards ceremony at the LICH Conference Oct. 10.
Visit www.hawaiiscape.com/awards to learn more. Online entries will be accepted until Aug. 30.