July 12, 2017

Awards honor metro Atlanta business leaders advancing regional economy and environment

The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced today the finalists of the 2017 Atlanta E3 Awards. The E3 Awards celebrate the companies, organizations and people whose work conserving the metro region’s natural resources, development of clean technologies and support of sustainable projects and initiatives is deserving of recognition.

“The companies chosen today represent the best of our region’s efforts to advance sustainable business models,” said MAC President and CEO Hala Moddelmog. “The fact of the matter is that being environmentally conscious is not only essential to our future but also an economic benefit to our metro area. It creates jobs, impacts our quality of life and brings us the tech innovations that push us forward.”

The awards recognize the work being done to both grow economic bottom lines while conserving natural resources in our region. By fostering collaboration and problem solving, many Atlanta companies are making a difference.

There are seven award categories: Built Environment, Clean Tech Innovation, Community Strong, Liquid Assets, Moving the Needle (Transportation), New Venture and Trident (Individual). The categories cover a variety of industry sectors, such as water conservation, renewable energy, recycling, smart growth and many more. Full descriptions of each category can be found here.

“The E3 Awards allow us to tell the inspiring stories of the people and organizations promoting a clean environment and sustainable business practices here in metro Atlanta,” said Dave Williams, MAC’s vice president of infrastructure and government affairs. “We are incredibly proud of the finalists this year and their dedication to the region.”

Finalists by category are as follows:

Built Environment

Brownfield Program – Georgia Environmental Protection Division
EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation Program (ESCP) – Southface & Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Environment Georgia & Solarize Decatur/DeKalb

Clean Tech Innovation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Red Bag Solutions, Inc.

Community Strong

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
Proctor Creek North Avenue Study- Park Pride
The Common Market Georgia

Liquid Assets

Georgia Tech Eco-Commons – Cooper Carry
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
Radial Café

Moving the Needle (Transportation)

Appalachian Regional Port – Georgia Ports Authority
Center for Transportation and the Environment
Edison Bikes

New Venture

Global Paint for Charity

Trident Award (Individual)

Jeff Foote, TreeZero
Alice Rolls, Georgia Organics
Tim Trefzer, Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Winners in each category will be announced during a special event at the Marriott Marquis, Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

For more information on the 2017 E3 Awards, please visit:


About the Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta’s quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on expanding the region’s innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta’s innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and promoting Atlanta’s story. For more information, visit