2018 Green Awards

The City of Medford and Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in the 2018 Green Awards program!

Download the 2018 application here.

Through the awards, Medford will show appreciation for residents and businesses who give back to the environment and encourage others to get involved. The Green Awards program recognizes those who exhibit creativity, initiative, and/or substantial effort in practicing environmental responsibility.

The Green Awards will be presented on October 13, 2018 as part of the Harvest Your Energy Festival activities.

Examples of Environmental Practices to be considered for the Medford Green Awards program:
Energy – e.g. conservation/audits, alternative energy generation/purchasing
Waste Reduction – e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling, composting
Sustainable Development – e.g. green building, green jobs, green/locally sourced materials
Urban Nature – e.g. tree planting, habitat protection, litter abatement, landscaping
Transportation – e.g. clean vehicle, congestion reduction, public transit
Environmental Health – e.g. toxin reductions, organic/sustainable foods, air quality improvement
Water – e.g. conservation, pollution prevention, waste water reduction
Innovation/Start-Up – e.g. new concepts/ideas, trail blazers

Eligibility

Open to all residents, businesses, organizations and schools within Medford that have demonstrated substantial efforts to improve Medford’s environment, either for a single project or over a period of time.

Evaluation Criteria

Innovative – Does it contribute new information on how to improve the environment? Is it a new concept or process? Has it ever been executed successfully before? Is it a creative solution to a problem?

Beneficial – Does it make a significant contribution to improve the environment? Does it reduce health risks or conserve resources? Does it reduce a large volume or significant percentage of air or water pollutants, solid waste or energy resources? Is it self-sustaining or ongoing? Does it address other social or economic needs beyond environmental quality? Does it protect natural resources?

Measurable – Can we measure its contribution to environmental quality? Is the measurement specific?

Education & Outreach – Does it promote public awareness or education? Does it include employee training or technology transfer? Does it include guidelines, brochures, or videos? Does it serve as a model for other efforts? Does the program reach a wide number of stakeholders?

Cooperative Effort – Does it involve a cooperative effort between multiple entities or organizations (government, industries, civic groups, schools, citizens, associations)? Has it significantly improved the quality of life for the larger community?

Greenhouse Gas Reduction – Is the reduction measurable? Will the activity reduce future emissions? Does it avoid the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere or reduce the amount already present?

Download the application hereAfter you fill it out, submit your application by emailing it to enviro@medford.org, or you can print it, fill it out, and mail it here:

Att: Green Awards
Office of Energy and Environment
Medford City Hall, Room 205
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

Applications must be received no later than September 1, 2018.