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Join us for the largest sustainability celebration in our region! The Sustainability Leadership Award winners and nominees come from you - the community in the Puget Sound region.  From energy to farming, chocolate to data software, our yearly awards represent inspiring sustainability efforts accomplished locally.  Our judges have selected the Top 3 nominees in each category but there is still time to vote in the People's Choice Award!  




2015 Awards

Join us on January 23rd at MOHAI to honor those working for a more healthy and livable region - it's time to celebrate the accomplishments of our community!

Sustainable Seattle is preparing to bring you the "best of the best" in sustainability at a dinner gala at MOHAI, catered by Herban Feast! This is a wonderful festive event, not to be missed if you are at all connected to the sustainability community- or want to be! Check back for more updates or purchase tickets. Early Bird prices end Dec. 19. Members discount code is available.

Check out the awards categories.

and the nominees are...




2015 Sponsors

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About the Awards

Started in 2001, the Sustainability Leadership Awards recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations, and businesses that are helping make the Puget Sound region a more sustainable and livable place.  These awards heighten the awareness about the breadth of activities and projects that make Seattle a model of communities around the world, being a leader and catalyst for positive change.  Multiple awards are presented to those selected by a panel of independent judges.  The nominees and winners are truly inspiring in their out-of-the-ordinary accomplishments.  Past Awards


Recap of the 2014 Awards


Held on January 31 at MOHAI Sustainable Seattle and 250 community members recognized the nominees and announced the award recipients selected by independent judges.  It was a grand night! 


We met, mingled, dined and celebrated at MOHAI with Sustainable Seattle and the sustainability community!  Find out more about the event here, or on our blog. Photos of the fun evening can be viewed on Flickr.

The Winners

Individual Award

Sustainable Hero: Bill Thorness, author, editor and freelance writer, A Cool Season Gardener, for his significant and inspiring contribution to the local sustainability movement.

Business Awards

Significant NewcomerLandis+Gyr, for their recent incorporation 2014Awardsof sustainability into their business practices.

Creative Solution: Seattle Steam, for their innovative approaches to a sustainability challenge.

Setting An Example: Theo Chocolate for modeling leadership through emphasizing education and transparency.

Community Awards

Transportation Changer: PATH, for their achievements in impacting transportation systems and accessibility.

Resource Impact: Farm to Table Partnership, for their positive impacts on local food networks.

Transforming Spaces: National Wildlife Federation and their Garden for Wildlife Program for their projects that revive and transform urban spaces.


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Past Awards


2014 Awards Program Recipients and Nominations (2013 rolled into early 2014)
2012 Awards Program Recipients and Nominations
2011 Awards Program Recipients and Nominations
2010 Awards Program Recipients
2004 Awards Program Recipients
2002 Awards Program Recipients
2001 Awards Program Recipients
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