Climate Awards

COG created the Climate and Energy Leadership Awards in 2014 to recognize organizations in the region for their pursuit of environmental opportunities and stewardship in line with regional greenhouse gas reduction goals. This program highlights and encourages leading practices in a broad range of climate solutions in the region, such as greenhouse gas reduction, built environment and infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation, land use, sustainability, and resilience programs.

To learn more about previous winners, visit the Awardees page.

The 2017 award categories include:

  • GOVERNMENT AGENCY (local, state, regional, quasi-govt, utilities or authorities)
  • NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (not for profit, citizen or community-based groups)
  • EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION (K-12, public, private or higher education)  

To nominate an organization, visit the Nomination Form page

To learn how to apply, visit the Application page

Please read the Awards Program’s Procedures and Guidelines for full details on judging criteria, judging process, and application requirements prior to submitting an application. Awardees are recognized in front of local, regional, and national officials and presented with a unique, environmentally-friendly award that is hand-crafted by a local artist.


News & Multimedia

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    Q&A: Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee Chair Gretchen Goldman

    July 27, 2017

    Gretchen Goldman is the Chair of the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee (ACPAC), which provides input on air quality, climate, and energy issues to the...

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    Clean Air Partners celebrates 20th anniversary

    June 20, 2017

    Regional air quality organization Clean Air Partners is celebrating 20 years of dedication to improving the greater Baltimore-Washington region’s air. The...

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    Council of Governments honors region's climate and energy leaders

    November 10, 2016

    COG presented Climate and Energy Leadership Awards to the District of Columbia, Fairfax County Public Schools, the District of Columbia’s Sustainable Energy...

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    COG Honors Local Governments with Climate and Energy Leadership Awards

    October 8, 2014

    Washington, DC – The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments presented the First Annual Climate and Energy Leadership Awards to the City of Falls Church,...

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