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Environmental Excellence Awards

To promote sustainability in the community, the City of Woodbury established the Environmental Excellence Awards (EEAs). The awards recognize businesses, organizations and individuals that are making Woodbury a more sustainable community through innovative programs and practices that demonstrate environmental leadership. Residents may nominate their own projects or be nominated by another party. The EEAs are presented annually at a City Council meeting.

Award Categories

  • Green Building - New Construction 
  • Sustainable Business Practices 
  •  Green Remodeling
  •  Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling 
  • Use of Renewable or Alternative Energy 
  • Water Conservation 
  • Environmental Education Awareness 
  • Innovative Stormwater Management 
  • Youth Leadership 


Nominees in the Green Building—New Construction and Green Remodeling categories may include residential, commercial or institutional projects. The Youth Leadership category recognizes a group of young people or individuals under 18 years old. 

Project Eligibility
Projects must be located in Woodbury. Nominated businesses, organizations or individuals must operate or reside in Woodbury and cannot have previously won an EEA. Applications will first be reviewed for completeness and eligibility, then judged on merit. Each application will be evaluated individually and not weighed against other nominees.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Evaluation Criteria
Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Benefit to the environment of Woodbury
  • Level of commitment and leadership in sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Economic benefits
  • Ability to serve as a model for others 

Completed Nominations
To nominate a project, complete the online application below:

Online Nomination Form

You may also download the application below.

Download Nomination Form

Mail or drop off this form to: City of Woodbury, C/O Jennifer McLoughlin, 8301 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN. Applications must arrive on or before March 1.

Questions about the EEAs can be directed to Jennifer McLoughlin, sustainability specialist, at jennifer.mcloughlin@woodburymn.gov or (651) 714-3522.

View past EEA recipients