Nominations Sought for 2013 Sustainable Santa Fe Awards

Editor | - February 20, 2013

Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Sustainable Santa Fe Awards for projects which either were launched, completed, or had a significant milestone in the 2012 calendar year. The purpose of the awards is to recognize model projects that are helping Santa Fe reduce its ecological footprint, mitigate carbon emissions and build resilience in the face of climate change in accordance with the Sustainable Santa Fe Plan.

This year's awards are co-hosted by the City's Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, Earth Care, the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce and the Green Fire Times.

Nominations will be accepted until March 15th, 2013. 

To submit a nomination click here.

Sustainable Santa Fe Awards will be given in a wide range of sustainability areas including:

  1. Renewable Energy or Energy Conservation Project
  2. Water Conservation Project
  3. Low-Carbon Transportation Project
  4. Green Building Project
  5. Ecological or Other Climate Change Adaptation Project
  6. Solid Waste Reduction Project
  7. Food System Project
  8. Youth-led Project
  9. Community Outreach Project
  10. Sustainability Journalism Project
  11. Environmental Justice Project
  12. Green Economic Development Project
  13. Other (An outstanding project that is not covered under one of the other categories)

Sustainable School Awards are non-competitive awards  which recognize school-based projects that engage students in the reduction of a school's impact on the environment. Public, private and charter schools may apply. Awards are given in nine Sustainable Schools Pathways and we encourage schools to pursue projects in each category. To nominate a school for an award complete the Nomination Form and email it to Lisa Randalll (, Energy Conservation Program Coordinator for the Santa Fe Public Schools..

The 2013 Sustainable Santa Fe Awards are sponsored by the City of Santa Fe’s Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, Earth Care, the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Fe Public Schools. Award winners will be announced in April and an awards ceremony will be held on the evening of April 27th at the Eldorado Hotel so mark your calendar now!