Sustainability Leadership Awards:

Campfire Stories



Save the Date: Sept 14, 2021, 5:30pm
Socially Distant on the Waterfront, simulcast online 


Our communities are made ready by the leadership of extraordinary actors. For over a decade, theSustainability Leadership Awards connects communities and inspires the leader within by celebrating the work of regional experts, organizers, and multiple industry sectors. Even in challenging times, nature provides abundance. 

2021 Award Categories:

    • The Heart of Sustainability
    • Home for Good
    • Food & Gratitude
    • Policy for People

Nominations are now open – extended through June 25.

Nominate a Leader

Nominations are made by the community and honorees are determined by a group of community adjudicators. Award categories align with themes identified by community members in the fall of the previous year.

Previous honorees include the Seattle Mariners, King County Equity Now, Vu Le, Tracy Rector, Rosalinda Guillen, Lisa Wilson (Lummi), Got Green, Beta Hatch, Dwell Development, and many others. 


About The Theme: Campfire Stories

For millennia around the world, communities have come together around the life-giving warmth of the campfire to share stories for their survival and their resilience. Woven through the stories of our most influential leaders, you are guided to connect with your own story and the leadership within.

This awards ceremony forges intimate, meaningful connections with Seattle’s brightest sustainability thinkers and practitioners, and with one another. Gather around the symbolic campfire to practice one of the most enduring and powerful human practices: sharing our stories.

Get ready to bust out your flannel and cozy up with friends old and new!


S2 is committed to making all of our events, including our reception, accessible to the entire community. 

Those who are most impacted by climate change and unsustainable practices, are often left out of the conferences, gatherings, and ceremonies highlighting leadership in the sector. You can help ensure equitable access to this event by registering early and generously. 

We all have the spark of leadership within us, especially as a community. All are welcome! 

Silent Auction     Donate An Item

The awards feature a range of wonderful items to bid on, ranging from sustainable items, experiences, art, apparel, and more. 

Now welcoming contributions to the 2021 Auction – contact natalie[at] to inquire.  


Event Sponsorship & Underwriting    Sponsorship Kit

Do you share our vision for a just and abundant region, and value uplifting and amplifying the hard work of local leaders? 

Gala-style events are often inaccessible to Frontline communities most impacted by climate change. Those who are committed to equitable access should inquire about underwriting community tickets. 

To learn more about sponsoring the Leadership Awards, contact em[at]