Energy Efficiency or Conservation - Acknowledges reductions in energy consumption, utilization of clean and renewable energy sources, efforts to reduce energy costs, level of investment and benefits of replication.
Water Quality or Conservation- Recognition for citizens, groups, businesses, or others which show outstanding commitment to responsible water management and conservation of water resources.
Transportation Options - Recognizing day-to-day or long-term efforts which are improving fleets, alternative fuels, car-sharing, transit, biking, etc.
Clean-up or Beautification - Honoring groups or individuals demonstrating commitment to the improvement of the Saint Paul community environment and beautification of our surroundings.
Residential Green Building Design- Honoring the design, development, and construction of green residential buildings or renovations that set a standard for energy efficiency, healthy indoor conditions, etc.
Commercial Green Building Design - Honoring the design, development, and construction of new green commercial buildings or renovations that set a standard for energy efficiency, healthy indoor conditions, etc.
Waste Reduction, Composting or Recycling - Honoring programs or projects that contribute to the development of composting, or recycling and related infrastructure.
Environmental Education or Awareness - Recognizing programs and concepts which develop skills and attitudes necessary to understand the inter-relatedness among humans, culture, and surroundings.
Natural Resources Conservation - Honoring community groups and residents who replant, restore, and reclaim the urban environment into opportunities for the social and physical renewal.
Youth Leadership Award-18 years and under – The nomination may be for an individual student, school group or club, community youth group, school-wide activity, etc. The nomination should demonstrate excellence in areas such as: An individual or group activity that took place in the school or community; A one-time event, or an ongoing activity scheduled regularly throughout the year; Extracurricular activities; Activities that supplemented an established educational curriculum; and environmental action program.
Green Products - Honoring organizations which have developed or use innovative products that reduce toxicity, prevent pollution and lower environmental impact overall.
Green Practices- Honoring organizations which have developed practices that reduce toxicity, prevent pollution and lower environmental impact overall.
Sustainable City Staff - Recognizing City employee(s) who have gone above and beyond their normal duties to incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday activities.
Exceptional Environmental Steward - Recognizing individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the improvement of the Saint Paul community environment through special projects or long term sustainable behaviors.