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.
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