2020 recipients of the Village’s fourth-annual Green Awards were recognized by the Winnetka Environmental and Forestry Commission on August 12. Green Awards are given to recognize an exceptional commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices within the Village. Award categories may include climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, water/storm water, water/recycling, and innovation/other.
Reprise Coffee Roasters at 950 Green Bay Road, was selected for multiple categories of sustainability efforts. Reprise Coffee Roasters works to create an environment that recognizes everyone in the supply chain, from farmers to the baristas, while serving award winning coffee. Reprise Coffee Roasters is also involved in other sustainability efforts, including protecting a private rainforest and endangered species within it, and providing 335 days of clean water to people in need through the sales of bottled Givn water.
Jim Stier, the Village Forester, was selected for the category of municipal operations. Jim ensures the highest possible standards are used to preserve and maintain Village trees. His efforts in the areas of tree removals and reforestation have helped improve the overall quality of life in Winnetka. The Commission thanks Jim for his many years of service to the Village.