Environmental Star of Excellence Awards

Applications are now available for projects and efforts completed between May 2015 through May 2016. Applications for 2015-2016 Environmental Star of Excellence Awards will be accepted from May 1 through July 29, 2016.

  • Environmental Commitment - Recognizes a company's commitment in implementing an environmental initiative that goes beyond impacting its immediate organization. 
  • Green Building - Recognizes a building or facility that incorporates significant sustainable features or a construction or demolition project resulting in a high diversion rate. 
  • Small Business - Recognizes a company with 25 or less full-time employees which exhibits sustainable practices.
  • Multi-family - Recognizes a multi-family property which offers environmentally friendly options to residents.
  • Green Business Certified (GBC) - Recognizes a business certified by the City of Plano that has a commitment to our community and environment.
These awards highlight and celebrate successful local projects and organizations. Projects should promote or incorporate one or more of the following practices:  waste minimization, recycling, composting, litter prevention, beautification, water conservation, energy conservation, air quality initiatives or other green practices. Award categories are specifically designed to recognize the following:
  • Nonprofits (includes faith-based entities) - $500
  • Educational institutions (any level) - $500
  • Neighborhood group / homeowners association - $500
  • Community Partnership Award - Recognizes an organization who has partnered with the City of Plano to accomplish an environmental objective which benefits the Plano community, or compels residents to take action to protect the environment in some way. - $500

The Community Outreach Award honors an individual who has been instrumental in reaching out to the community to promote environmental and sustainability programs and/or educate residents about issues which impact environmental quality in Plano.  (These can be environmental initiatives independent of City of Plano programs. The nominee may have been involved in a number of different types of initiatives or only one.) Nominations may come from third party, self-nomination, or a staff member in the City of Plano's Sustainability and Environmental Education division.

  • Individual: Adult - $500
  • Individual: Youth - $500