Call for Nominations!

 The Sacramento Environmental Commission (SEC) invites you to participate in the 2018 Environmental Awards Program. Diane Kindermann has been a Commissioner on the SEC since 2015. Abbott & Kinderman is notifying our blog readers of this opportunity.

The goal of these awards is to recognize and show appreciation to residents and businesses of Sacramento County and its cities who give back to the environment and encourage others to get involved!

ELIGIBILITY: Open to any citizen, business, or organization based within Sacramento County, or to entities with at least 10 percent of their participants being city or County residents, which have demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve the environment – either for a single project or multiple projects/programs. Recognition may be granted for voluntary initiatives and/or projects within the past calendar year (2017), or, for efforts exceeding regulatory requirements.

SCOPE OF THE AWARDS: Examples of programs and projects include, but are not limited to:

Use of integrated pest management to minimize the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides

Pollution prevention and green purchasing

Expansion of reduction of waste by using less wasteful practices, reuse and recycling efforts Implementation of projects to encourage alternative transportation

Expansion and protection of green space for natural and recreational uses

Protection and enhancement of wildlife and associated habitats

Installation of energy and water conservation measures

Tree planting and management

Invasive species management projects

Stream monitoring and restoration programs

Promoting neighborhood stewardship of local natural resources

Environmental education programs

Creation of baseline information on quality and quantity of natural resources

Promotion of green building (LEED standards) in public and private development

Proper pet waste and litter disposal

Environmental Management Systems

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions

Generation of purchase of alternative energy

Other innovative environmental enhancement ideas or projects

DEADLINE: Early submission is encouraged! The deadline is March 9TH, 2018.  

JUDGING: The SEC Awards Committee will evaluate applications based upon program effectiveness and innovation. The SEC is especially interested in learning how groups are expanding their efforts from one year to the next for multiyear projects.

AWARD PRESENTATION: Awards will be presented by the SEC at a special awards ceremony on Monday, April 16, 2018, during a televised SEC meeting held at the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers.

For additional information, please check the SEC website at

Or contact Jill Koehn at, or call (916) 875-8584.

Form To Nominate an Organization or Individual:  2018 Sacramento Environmental Commission Awards Application