Nominate your 'green hero'

Published on January 13, 2020

Nominate your ‘green hero’

 Inspired by Time magazine’s person of the year? Then nominate those who enrich and make our community more sustainable for a Lakewood Sustainability Award.

Stories of saving energy, increasing recycling, cutting greenhouse gases, growing local food, cleaning up the environment and other sustainable approaches are examples of projects eligible for the 2020 awards. Nominations for Lakewood’s “green heroes” are open through March 16 at

The awards are open to residents, youth, local businesses, student groups, city employees and community organizations that deserve to join Lakewood’s sustainability hall of fame. The awards are given in the categories of Community Sustainability, Defender of the Planet for youth leadership and Bruce Peoples’ Eco-Employee for City of Lakewood employees. Projects must have been completed in 2019 or 2020.

Past awards have recognized zero waste events, innovative and energy-efficient building developments, environmental and ecological restoration, energy conservation, recycling efforts, neighborhood garden programs and much more. Learn about the past winners on the sustainability website and see who inspires you.


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