Monday, November 19, 2012

Acterra 2013 Business Environmental Awards: Call for Applications

Founded in 1990, Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards is one of the Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. The program’s goals include celebrating the accomplishments of businesses with innovative sustainable programs, recognizing leaders in the industry, and providing an educational forum that increases awareness and motivates all companies to adopt sustainable business practices. Since its inception, the program has recognized over 150 businesses and organizations for exemplary environmental leadership.

Recent recipients include: NVIDIA, Symantec Corporation, Alter Eco, MedShare, Give Something Back Office Supplies, City of San Jose, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fenwick & West LLP, Numi Organic Tea, and the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. The 2013 award categories include Sustainability, Environmental Project, Environmental Innovation, and Sustainable Built Environment.

Acterra Award for Sustainability

Acterra’s highest award recognizes businesses whose programs achieve significant triple bottom line benefits (people, planet, profit) and advance the state of sustainability in a given industry or across industry sectors. Model programs are established and holistic; promoting sustainability throughout the entire value chain and permeating most key business functions.

Environmental Project

Rewards a specific environmental project that has demonstrated significant leadership in a focused area, such as resource conservation (water, waste, energy), pollution prevention, or minimizing carbon footprint.

Environmental Innovation 

Rewards the successful implementation of a new or significantly improved environmental product, solution or technology, such as a new business service, a new invention or a new way of solving an environmental problem.

Sustainable Built Environment

Rewards a building project that conserves natural resources and promotes the health and well-being of its occupants.

Application Process

To apply for Acterra 2013 Business Environmental Awards complete the application by Friday, December 7, 2012. Finalists will be announced February 1, 2013 awarddes will be announced on March 18, 2013. Application instructions are included in the downloadable 2013 Information and Guidelines packet. For questions regarding how to apply, please contact Awards Program Director Ariane Erickson at 650-561-4711.

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