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The Environmental Achievement Award


The Environmental Achievement Award recognizes environmental achievement contributions that reduce our impact on and/or restore our city's natural environment.

Eligibility Criteria


The Environmental Achievement Award recognizes leadership, innovation and action in environmental stewardship. Contributions may include innovation and application of advanced technology; climate resilience; conservation and efficiency; local, volunteer-driven initiatives; and public education.

Eligible nominees may be individuals or organizations and include individual Calgarians, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations and Calgary-based businesses and corporations (including Crown corporations) with local operations.

Individuals nominated for The Environmental Achievement Award must meet the following criteria:
  • Nominees are to have made a significant contribution to Calgary.
  • Nominees must be residents of Calgary (permanent address in Calgary) for two years as of December 31, 2018.
  • Nominees must not currently hold political office.
  • Nominees may only be nominated for one award in a given year.
Groups, organizations or corporations nominated for The Environmental Achievement Award must meet the following criteria:
  • Nominees must be Calgary-based or be a local branch of a national or international organization.
  • Crown corporations are eligible for the Environmental Achievement Award.
Selection of Recipients

Submitting a Nomination


1. Refer to steps outlined in "How To Submit A Nomination" as well as any requirements specific to the award.
2. In your nomination letter, please include:
  • The rationale for why you believe the nominee deserves this award.
  • A thorough description of what the nominee initiated, developed, implemented or managed (projects, programs, policies, processes) that made a positive environmental contribution. Consider:
    • Leadership shown to lead and influence others.
    • Creativity, innovation, and originality.
    • Degree of impact (significance of outcome and/or potential for spreading the change or influencing others in their organization or community).
    • Reach (levels of participation and/or awareness, including breadth and depth of community mobilization).
    • Learning and discovery - opportunities identified.
    • Degree of difficulty - challenges overcome.
    • Planning, resources and effort applied.
    • The resulting benefits or expected benefits to the environment.
For specific information about the Environmental Achievement Award, contact Environmental & Safety Management at The City of Calgary, at 403-850-0871 or calgaryawards@calgary.ca.