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Sustainable Saint Paul Awards
The Sustainable Saint Paul Awards recognize community members and organizations for making a commitment to creating a more sustainable Saint Paul. By sponsoring these awards, the City of Saint Paul hopes to encourage all residents, businesses, community groups and non-profits in Saint Paul to implement similar projects.   2013SSPAwards
Photo: From left to right: Councilmember Melvin Carter, Kinnell Tackett, Mayor Chris Coleman.

 2014 Sustainable Saint Paul Award            

The nomination period for the 2014 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards is now closed. The award ceremony will take place in late-April. Check back soon for updates.
Questions? Email Pa Vang or call (651) 266-8533.

Award Category and Details

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.

2013 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards

On April 17th Mayor Coleman and Saint Paul City Council honored 14 businesses, organizations and individuals at the annual Sustainable Saint Paul Awards ceremony.

  • Read about the 2013 winners
  • Watch the 2013 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards video
  • Watch the full ceremony video
  • Check out the ceremony photos

2012 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards

On April 25, 2012 Mayor Chris Coleman and the Saint Paul City Council honored 10 businesses, individuals and organizations that have demonstrated environmental leadership.Check out the short video highlighting the award winners. For more detailed information on each of the award winning projects and programs checkout 2012 Award Winners.

Thank you to all nominees and members of our community who are doing great work to improve the quality of our environment.

If you have any questions regarding the awards, please email

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