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They could become to the region’s green enthusiasts what the Academy Awards are to Hollywood.

What’s being touted as the first-ever Indianapolis Sustainability Awards will be given at a luncheon Feb. 9 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Deadline for nominations is Dec. 15 for projects in the categories of air, energy, land, water and “reduce, reuse, recycle.”

The awards are sponsored by the McKinney Green Initiatives Fund, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the city’s SustainIndy initiative.

Organizers are looking for corporate sponsors and selling tables of 10 at $1,000 a pop.

Perhaps what’s most interesting about the event is, it will showcase clever ideas emerging from a variety of sources, from businesses to schools, said Karen Haley, director of the city’s Office of Sustainability.

“There’s such an opportunity to educate people,” she said.

Find more information at www.SustainIndy.org/awards.

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