Greenest New Yorker Award

New York Stateʼs first-ever award for the “Greenest New Yorker” was announced on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. Brooklyn artists Nicola Armster and Brendan Smith were honored to design the award plaque, which “…captures the history of New York and itʼs commitment to building a green and sustainable future.” Constructed from reclaimed woods supplied by Sawkill, each of the ten species originated from historic buildings throughout New York State.

The contest, part of New York Stateʼs I LOVE NEW YORK initiative, was created “to celebrate those individuals who are doing their part to keep the Empire State green.” Entries, were judged by a panel of celebrities and influential green New Yorkers, including Chef, author, and restaurateur Mario Batali; Josh Dorfman, author of “The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget; eco-friendly and healthy home interior designer Robin Wilson; and the architect Morris Adjmi.