Over a dozen organizations and individuals were given sharp, green Onesies on the sixth floor of the Connecticut Science Center.
The One City Celebration and Awards Ceremony featured an overview of the City of Hartford One City, One Plan — adopted in June 2010 — and gave trees to those who have already taken action to meet some part of the Plan of Conservation and Development goals.
The Urban Forestry Working Group was one that proposed an ordinance to promote Hartford’s urban forest; the Tree Ordinance was recently adopted by City Council. Bike Walk Connecticut, which organized the Discover Hartford Bicycling and Walking Tour, also won an award. The Urban League of Greater Hartford was honored for the Litter Attitudes survey that its Youth League (along with Respect Yourself Hartford) administered last summer.
Other awards recipients included: Frog Hollow NRZ, Parkville NRZ, Asylum Hill NRZ, Julio Concepcion, Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Green Ribbon Task Force, Fairfield Avenue Neighbors Association, HUB of Hartford, The Market at Hartford 21, City of Hartford Employee Green Action Team, Thomas Swarr, Leadership Greater Hartford and Ted Carroll, and the Hartford Planning & Zoning Commissioners.
COO David Panagore said that if people have ideas for projects that fall within the goals of One City, One Plan (POCD 2020), then the City will support them.
Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
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