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The City of Oaks Foundation is now a partner with the City of Raleigh in sponsoring the Raleigh Environmental Awards program to recognize outstanding work in environmental stewardship.

REAP Meeker

In recent years the program has grown in scope, offering awards, cash prizes, and micro-grants, to recognize past accomplishments and to encourage continued work in conservation. In addition to honoring outstanding community partners in environmental stewardship, award categories also include special prizes for high school students and urban agriculture implementation grants to subsidize local food efforts.

 

AWARDS

Environmental Awards are given in eight categories:

  • Raleigh Environmental Stewardship Award (RESA)
    Recognizing an individual or organization, demonstrates environmental leadership while recognizing the interconnected relationship between the environmental, economic, and equitable aspects of human society.
  • Legacy
    Recognizing an individual or organization for a lifelong or long-term contribution to environmental stewardship.
  • Youth
    Recognizing young individuals, or groups working with young people, demonstrating environmental stewardship.
  • Individual
    Recognizing a person contributing to environmental stewardship through volunteer, conservation, leadership, community-building or innovative efforts.
  • Business
    Recognizing a business contributing to environmental stewardship through volunteer, conservation, leadership, community-building or innovative efforts.
  • Organization
    Recognizing an organization contributing to environmental stewardship through volunteer, conservation, leadership, community-building or innovative efforts.
  • Built Environment
    Recognizing green design implementation within new or existing buildings promoting a positive ecological footprint.
  • Regional
    Recognizing environmental stewardship affecting the greater Raleigh area, such as air quality, streams and watersheds, land, waste or other regional issues.
  • Urban Agriculture (Mini-grants)
    Recognizing the development of urban agricultural efforts in the city of Raleigh. Funding for urban agriculture projects may include expenses for: fences, irrigation and/or water sources, garden structures, equipment, compost, seeds and soft costs. See City of Raleigh link below for more information about Urban Ag awards!

REAP Young Emerging

To be eligible for consideration for the Environmental Awards, nominees must either be residents of or operate within the City of Raleigh or within the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction or its utility service area. Elected officials are not eligible while they are serving in public office. APPLY ON-LINE through Office of Sustainability’s website: City of Raleigh’s Environmental Awards Site.

Download:

Sample Nomination Form

 

SPONSORS

The City of Oaks Foundation works with private sponsors to provide the funding that makes the Environmental Awards possible, including the urban agriculture grants. Please contact the Foundation for information about sponsorship opportunities.

Download:

Sponsorship Application Form

 

Confirmed sponsors for the 2016 Raleigh Environmental Awards Program include (partial list):

Dewberry Logo       SEPI Logo      IrregardlessLogo

Dewberry Engineers            SEPI Engineering                   Irregardless Cafe

New Picture               WRAL                           BCBSNC Found

Hazen & Sawyer                     WRAL-TV                 BlueCrossBlueShield NC Foundation

Yes Solar Logo          US Foods     MI Homes

Yes! Solar Solutions                   US Foods                      M/I Homes

York       SME       HDR

York Properties                      S&ME, Inc.                            HDR, Inc.

Sonoco     DunckleeDunham    LarrysBeans

Sonoco Recycling               Dunklee & Dunham                    Larry’s Beans

BrownAndCaldwellLogo      Print                      compostnow_logo

Brown and Caldwell                                     Duke Energy                             Compost Now

 

FRIENDS OF THE PROGRAM

Additional support for the 2016 Raleigh Environmental Awards Program comes from:

REAP Kellam Wyatt

The Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice

Morningstar Law Group

OBS Landscape Architects

Laurel Passerra

Trophy Brewing Co.

Waters Edge Environmental LLC

Smedes & Rosemary York

For more information about the award categories or the nomination process, please contact the City of Raleigh’s Office of Sustainability at, 919-996-3070, or  visit www.raleighnc.gov/EnvironmentalAwards.