When we win an award, it’s always an honor to be recognized, but what truly matters to us are all of the efforts that contribute to the accolade. That’s especially true, like this work with the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), when it’s a cross-functional effort, including collaborative efforts from Marketing, R&D and External Affairs. In the case of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation’s achievement with its partner, AWE, the group’s President and CEO Ron Burke summed up those efforts at AWE’s 1st Annual Water Efficiency & Conservation Symposium:
“AWE is thrilled to recognize The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company as the 2023 Business and Industry Member of the Year. This award is given annually to an AWE member organization with at least five years membership in AWE, that has provided support and resources to AWE beyond membership dues, and with demonstrated consistent commitment to and support for the work of AWE and our mission.
Scotts has been AWE’s most generous funder of critical outdoor landscapes and watering research over the past 6 years, including the Sustainable Landscapes Utility Program Guide and our study on the Use and Effectiveness of Municipal Irrigation Restrictions During Drought. Their support currently funds research between AWE and Utah State University evaluating the resource impacts of different landscapes.
Our partnership with Scotts also made possible the creation of the Learning Landscapes Outdoor Water Efficiency and Conservation Lessons for grades 3-8, and Learning Landscapes grants for 13 communities to support building or improving an educational outdoor space at schools, gardens, or other community locals that allow school-age children to experience hands-on, applied learning about water efficiency in outdoor landscapes.
In addition, Scotts has hosted AWE at its annual partners conference, which has led to a number of fruitful connections with other nonprofits with a passion for water. For these reasons and more, we present the 2023 Business and Industry Member of the Year to Scotts Miracle Gro.”
The Alliance for Water Efficiency does incredible work dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. Our Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to their mission. And we look forward to continuing to work with them on their mission.
Learn more our Foundation’s commitment to water stewardship.