Robin Carey collecting our Shortly Award

Sustainable Cities Collective last night won a Shorty Award for the best of social media in the Green category. We are very flattered to be selected and honoured in this manner.

It puts us up there alongside other winners like Jerry Seinfeld, Ian McKellen, Jamie Oliver and, er, the Matrix Cat (an animated gif in case you didn't know).

As the New York Times says, "Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the... Shorty Awards".

The Sixth Annual Shorty Awards ceremony was held last night in New York City, hosted by Natasha Leggero. The Green category award for Sustainable Cities was collected by the CEO of parent company Social Media Today, Robin Fray Carey (right).

We are honoured because it recognises the value of the content presented on this website to the world at large and the way in which we use social media to spread this message in a way that is convenient for shakers and movers in the global, connected sectors of everyone working to make our cities better places to live now and in the future.

So we would like to thank all of our contributors who provide the valuable content, the team at Social Media Today who work behind the scenes to moderate, administrate, code, and work their magic on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Pinterest and all the other channels that we use to get the content out there, and everybody who voted for us.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, Siemensfor supporting us. "Siemens was the first underwriter and we launched the site with them in 2008.  The site flourished under their support. Because of Siemen's belief in open conversations and editorial independence, they were an ideal partner for SustainableCitiesCollective," according to Robin Fray Carey, CEO, Social Media Today.

We hope this recognition will see the site moving on to greater things in the future. Watch this space and don't forget: We are Sustainable Cities Collective - Join Us!