The 2010 Pride Awards are going green.

The annual black-tie dinner, scheduled for Jan. 16, will honor individual who make our communities socially and environmentally sustainable.

The 2010 winners are:

Dr. David Jacobs, associate medical director for trauma services at Carolinas medical Center, will receive the Pride Community Service Award. Jacobs founded the Violence Prevention Committee at CMC and a school-based, violence-prevention program called “The Real Truth About Violence.”

Jonathan Pullin, a local entrepreneur, will receive the Pride Emerging Green Leader Award. Pullin is working to create green jobs for low-income individuals in Charlotte.

Sydney Steward, a senior at South Mecklenburg High School, will receive the Pride Millennial Footprint Youth Award. Steward is president of her school’s Environmental and Recycling Club, has a 4.0 grade point average, serves on student council and is a member of the yearbook staff.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will be recognized for its efforts to promote recycling and promote green jobs.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010
Place: Charlotte Westin (601 S. College Street)
Time: Doors open @ 6 p.m.; program starts @ 8 p.m.
Cost: individuals; $187.50; table, $1,500

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