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NYC’s Most Sustainable Hotels Are Identified, Artworks Awarded

HANYC Sustainability Awards - Winners Group Shot - 11-9-15Congratulations! Seven New York City hotels were honored for their environmentally friendly lodging practices and socially responsible initiatives as recipients of the second annual Sustainable Hospitality Awards, presented on Nov. 9 by the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC).

This year, Great Forest worked with the HANYC to expand the number of awards given out to hotels in two classifications — hotels with fewer than 250 rooms, and hotels with 250-plus rooms. Learn more about the winners.

Artworks Awarded

Artist Elizabeth Miller McCue designed this year’s awards, based on her bronze sculpture Life Unfolding. At the request of the HANYC, McCue fabricated the works of art using recycled, reclaimed or reused materials. The spheres were created with copper floats used by the U.S. navy and the commercial fishing industry, copper sheeting for the leaves came from the scrap metal bins of roofing supply companies, and reclaimed black walnut wood was used for the bases.

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Learn more about the HANYC Sustainability Awards

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