PLANO, TEXAS – Siva Govindarajan, Owner of Brightway, The Siva Family Agency, his wife, Chitra and their daughter, Aaradhana, were recognized recently and awarded for environmental stewardship at the Environmental Community Awards Celebration. The event was held by the City of Plano and its Sustainability and Environmental Services Division program, Live Green in Plano, at The Hope Center Sept. 10.
The Govindarajan family, who received the Environmental Star of Excellence Award for Community Outreach, were selected as honorees for bringing awareness to illegal dumping and nurturing social responsibility by labeling storm drains in the community. Together, the family has inspected over 320 storm drains and installed labels on more than 170 of them around Plano schools in an effort to prevent storm water pollution and protect the water quality in the area.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the City of Plano for environmental leadership, and we’re humbled by the impact of our actions on our community,” said Govindarajan. “We feel a personal obligation to care for the environment in which we live and to teach our daughter the impact of her actions, big and small. Many people don’t realize where our storm drains flow, but hopefully these labels will make people think twice about the pollutants they’re pouring into our creeks. We hope to encourage others to take action so that we can all do our part to Live Green in Plano.”
The annual award event honors businesses, nonprofits, schools, organizations and individuals who have made a positive impact in their communities by demonstrating outstanding environmental leadership and achievements.
Brightway, The Siva Family Agency has been helping families in Plano protect their homes, cars and more since March 2017.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $619 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.
Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.
Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 195 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.
About Live Green in Plano
Live Green in Plano is a program of the City of Plano’s Sustainability and Environmental Services Division. Its mission is to promote the education and engagement of the community in sustainable practices and stewardship.