Posted: Apr 22, 2009 – 06:49 AM EST
Apr. 22 /CSRwire/ - Washington, DC - April 22, 2009 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation today named 13 U.S. communities as leading examples of local sustainability success. On Earth Day, the communities are honored as part the 2009 Siemens Sustainable Community program.
"American communities are showing ingenuity and leadership in how they plan for their futures," said BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan. "We congratulate these communities for their commitment to sustainable growth."
The 2009 Siemens Sustainable Community honorees are:
Large Community Category
"In the current economic situation it would be easy to lose sight of the important issue of sustainability, but these communities have commendably stayed focused on safeguarding their future by implementing innovative environmental and energy-related programs today," said Jim Whaley, President of the Siemens Foundation. "Siemens is proud to be honoring them today. And we will look forward to continue working with many communities across the USA to help create a sustainable future through innovation."
For details on the 13 communities in the 2009 Siemens Sustainable Community program, visit www.uschamber.com/bclc/sustainablecommunity.
BCLC's mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region. Visit www.uschamber.com/bclc.
Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 428,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide sales of $116.6 billion in fiscal 2008. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA reported sales of $22.4 billion and employs approximately 69,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit www.usa.siemens.com
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