photo of the 2017 winners
    APPLICATION PROCESS
  • There is no cost to apply.
  • Here are a few examples of sustainable best practices or projects--solar panels, energy efficient lighting, innovative stormwater project, green roof, green walls, rain gardens, increased access to healthy foods for your staff or residents, creating new green jobs, composting, tree planting, volunteer at a stream clean-up.
  • Please upload one photo (jpeg) that illustrates a green practice or project. In lieu of a green practice or project, you may upload a photo of yourself, the premises and/or staff.
  • Please upload your company or organization logo (jpeg or bmp).

    Tips for Applying:
  • Any data is helpful but not required. Examples include energy reduced (BTU's, kWh's), pollution reduced or recycled (pounds), and water saved (gallons).
  • This is not a writing contest; applications will be judged on their sustainability efforts.
  • Past winners need to demonstrate continual improvement (i.e. new project or program) to be considered for an additional award.

After reviewing all submissions, the DOEE Awards Committee will choose the nominees for the next round of the application process (1st cut) and the People's Choice Awards. The general public will be invited to choose the "People's Choice" Award by voting online.


NOTE: All prospective winners must agree to a compliance check and an on-site visit. All winners must agree to a share their story through a written case study, made available on the DOEE website. All businesses or organizations must have a physical location (office) in the District of Columbia.



2019 District Sustainability Awards Application

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(Examples include tree planting, rain gardens, energy efficient lighting, water efficiency retrofits, landscaping using native plants, green roof, solar panels, composting, bike racks, green building design, etc. )



Has your company incorporated sustainability into its operations? Does your company train all employees on "green" practices?
How does your company reduce its environmental footprint?



Do you have an Employee Day to help at a local Trash Clean-up Day or plant trees? Does your restaurant donate food to a local food bank? Has your company created "green jobs" or "green internships" for DC residents?



This paragraph will be posted on the District government's Sustainable DC website. DOEE will post your photo and logo with the paragraph.


If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lynn Wilhere, Urban Sustainability Administration, DOEE, at (202) 535-1939 or email, marylynn.wilhere@dc.gov.