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Nominate a Sustainability Leader

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Nomination Instructions


1. Determine if the project is eligible
There are four Sustainability Award categories, described below. Determine the appropriate category for your project and read the award eligibility and guidelines. If the project is eligible for one of the award categories, continue to step 2.

2. Identify your project achievement areas
Sustainability includes a wide array of topics. Visit the award criteria webpage or download the brochure to help you identify how your project achieves sustainability goals.

3. Strengthen your nomination
The Sustainability Awards are selected by a panel of evaluators and based on a select set of criteria. Visit the award criteria webpage to learn about how the projects are evaluated. And read a sample nomination to preview the questions.

4. Nominate!
Once you have learned about the awards, you are ready to complete a strong nomination for your project! Nominations are closed for the 2019 awards. Stay tuned for information about the 2020 awards.


Award Categories

Community Sustainability Award
This award is presented to individuals or groups for projects that promote a more sustainable community. Examples of past projects include green construction, ecological restoration and local food initiatives.


Defender of the Planet Youth Award
This award celebrates Lakewood's young citizens who demonstrate leadership in sustainability. Nominations are judged within three age-level categories: elementary, middle and high school

Bruce Peoples Eco-Employee Award 
This award recognizes City employees who embrace the sustainability by incorporating such practices into their daily activities. The award was renamed the Bruce Peoples Eco-Employee Award in 2011, honoring the memory of Bruce Peoples for his outstanding work and dedication to sustainability during his 37 year career with the City.


Eligibility & Guidelines

  • Businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations, community organizations and individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by another party.

  • Nominees must be located in Lakewood or must have completed a project in Lakewood.

  • Nominations should describe projects in progress or completed in the past year.

  • Individual students, school groups and community youth groups are eligible for a Defender of the Planet Award. Participants must be 18 years old or younger.

  • The Eco-Employee Award is only open to City of Lakewood employees. Employees may be nominated by City staff or by members of the public.