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 in our community.

In recent years the program has grown in scope, offering awards and mini-grants for urban agriculture projects.

For more information about this year’s awards:

(Link to blog post / archive about awards)


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.
  • 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. These grants may also be used for pollinator projects. See City of Raleigh link below for more information about Urban Ag awards!

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 BEFORE the 2/14/2017 DEADLINE through Office of Sustainability’s website: City of Raleigh’s Environmental Awards Site.

Download a 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 the Sponsorship Application Form - 2017.


Friends of the Program



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 the City of Raleigh’s Environmental Awards Site.