The inaugural awards recognizes accomplishments of New Orleans businesses that participated in a "sustainability audit" over the past year. The ceremony also features local, sustainable food, music by Fredy Omar, the sketch comedy group Stupid Time Machine and a silent auction. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.mylifecity.com for details. Patron party 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., general admission 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.