What are the Environmental Achievement Awards?
These awards recognize environmental achievements in advanced technology, management, conservation, protection, enhancement, education, stewardship, and promotion of the city's environment.
Who is eligible for an Environmental Achievement Award?
- Nominees must be residents of Calgary or reside within 10 km of the city's boundaries for two years, as of December 31, 2012.
- Nominees must not presently hold a political office.
- Nominees must be 18 years of age or older.
Submitting a Nomination
Eligibility Requirements for Blue Skies Award
Refer to steps outlined in "How To Submit A Nomination" as well as any requirements specific to the award.
- In your nomination letter, please include:
- The reasons why you believe the nominee deserves this award.
- A thorough description of how the nominee initiated, developed, implemented or managed projects, policies, processes, activities, or new technologies.
- The resulting effect on the environment.
In addition to the above eligibility for Environmental Achievement Awards, there are specific requirements for the Blue Skies Award. Please contact Transportation Planning, The City of Calgary, at 403-268-1629.
Awarded to a Calgary employer/organization who demonstrates commitment and leadership in implementing a successful commuter trip reduction program. The program should encourage employees to choose sustainable commuting alternatives such as walking, cycling, taking transit, carpooling, flexible work options and teleworking. The nomination should showcase the policies, actions and results of the program. To qualify for this award, employers or organizations must operate a worksite located in Calgary and have a designated commuter co-ordinator.
For specific information about this award, contact Transportation Planning, The City of Calgary, at 403-268-1629.
Awarded to a Calgary business for innovative and/or exemplary environmental conduct. Any corporate entity with an office in Calgary, including a Crown business qualify for this award.
Awarded to an educational institution, school board, school or student(s) for exemplary conduct or for a fully developed and/or fully operational, innovative environmental policy, project or activity.
Awarded to a Calgarian of any age, whose actions and achievements have shown dedication to protecting and/or enhancing the environment.
Awarded to a non-government, not for profit organization for outstanding environmental contribution. Calgary-based organization or branches of Canadian or international entities qualify for this award.
For specific information about these awards, call Environmental & Safety Management, The City of Calgary, at 403-268-5935.