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 greater 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 this year's awardees and previous winners, visit the Awardees page.
The 2016 award categories included:
- LOCAL COMMUNITY (municipalities and counties of all sizes)
- EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION (K-12, public, private, higher education etc.)
- NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
- PRIVATE BUSINESS
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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