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Recognize the efforts of those raising the bar for sustainability! The Sustainability Leadership Award winners and nominees come from you - the community in the Puget Sound region.  From energy to farming, chocolate to data software, our yearly awards represent inspiring sustainability efforts accomplished locally.  Nominations for the 2015 Awards are now open.  Who has done great things in 2013-2014? Who will you nominate?


2015 Awards


January 23rd at MOHAI

Sustainable Seattle is preparing to bring you the "best of the best" in moving sustainability forward for our region this past year! Check out the awards categories and NOMINATE an organization or person. All accepted nominees willl be listed on our website and publicized in our communications, so it will be to the advantage of any organization to be nominated. Nominate

Check back for registration to Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

Sponsors 2015!


About the Awards

Started in 2001, the Sustainability Leadership Awards recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations, and businesses that are helping make the Puget Sound region a more sustainable and livable place.  These awards heighten the awareness about the breadth of activities and projects that make Seattle a model of communities around the world, being a leader and catalyst for positive change.  Multiple awards are presented to those selected by a panel of independent judges.  The nominees and winners are truly inspiring in their out-of-the-ordinary accomplishments.  Past Awards


Recap of the 2014 Awards


Held on January 31 at MOHAI Sustainable Seattle and 250 community members recognized the nominees and announced the award recipients selected by independent judges.  It was a grand night! 


We met, mingled, dined and celebrated at MOHAI with Sustainable Seattle and the sustainability community!  Find out more about the event here, or on our blog. Photos of the fun evening can be viewed on Flickr.

The Winners

Individual Award

Sustainable Hero: Bill Thorness, author, editor and freelance writer, A Cool Season Gardener, for his significant and inspiring contribution to the local sustainability movement.

Business Awards

Significant NewcomerLandis+Gyr, for their recent incorporation 2014Awardsof sustainability into their business practices.

Creative Solution: Seattle Steam, for their innovative approaches to a sustainability challenge.

Setting An Example: Theo Chocolate for modeling leadership through emphasizing education and transparency.

Community Awards

Transportation Changer: PATH, for their achievements in impacting transportation systems and accessibility.

Resource Impact: Farm to Table Partnership, for their positive impacts on local food networks.

Transforming Spaces: National Wildlife Federation and their Garden for Wildlife Program for their projects that revive and transform urban spaces.


Thank you to our 2013 - 2014 Sponsors!











Celebrate our region's commitment to sustainable practices, support the awards through sponsorship


Past Awards

2012 Awards Program Recipients and Nominations
2011 Awards Program Recipients and Nominations
2010 Awards Program Recipients
2004 Awards Program Recipients
2002 Awards Program Recipients
2001 Awards Program Recipients



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