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Get Recognized for Your Climate Leadership

Climate Leadership AwardsWASHINGTON, DC – Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 Climate Leadership Awards.

The prestigious awards program, now in its fifth year, recognizes outstanding voluntary actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate change.

Leaders recognized represent a wide array of industries, including construction, finance, defense, transportation, retail, energy and technology, as well as local government, higher education and individuals who are tackling climate challenges.

Past award winners include Bank of America; Caesars Entertainment; Cisco Systems; City of Austin; Ecolab; Ford Motor Company; Gap, Inc.; Hasbro, Inc.; IBM; SC Johnson; Staples, Inc.; The Clorox Company; Tiffany & Co.; and University of California, Irvine.

The U.S. EPA co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry.

Learn more about the 2016 Climate Leadership Awards.

Applications will be accepted through September 25, 2015, in the following categories:

  • Organizational Leadership Award
  • Individual Leadership Award
  • Supply Chain Leadership Award
  • Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal-Setting Certificate])
  • Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award])
  • Innovative Partnerships Certificate

Winners of the 2016 awards will be honored at the Climate Leadership Conference, March 8–10 in Seattle.

What past winners are saying about EPA’s Climate Leadership Awards:

“The Climate Leadership Awards send a strong message that sustainability and financial prudence aren’t mutually exclusive. Climate-related performance is obviously critical — but it’s also clear that my award was about cutting costs and risks.” – Sam Brooks, founder and managing director, ClearRock (formerly Director of the Energy Division, DC's Department of General Services)

“The CLA Innovative Partnership Award has provided the Climate Collaborative and the broader San Diego region with another validation that ongoing, close partnerships across sectors is fundamental in tackling a complex issue like climate change and protecting San Diego’s amazing quality of life.” – Brendan J. Reed, Environmental Sustainability manager, San Diego Airport Authority

“We believe that the external recognitions that we have received, including the EPA Climate Leadership Awards, help us attract, retain and engage our employees, customers and partners, and are validation that we are doing the right thing.” – David C. Robinson, general counsel and chair of The Hartford’s Environment Committee

About the Climate Leadership Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards (CLA) with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry, calling national attention to exemplary leadership in response to climate change. The CLAs recognize the outstanding voluntary work that organizations and individuals pursue in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to climate change.

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