The Vermont Governor's Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability. To date, more than 200 award-winning efforts of Vermont individuals, organizations, institutions, public agencies, and businesses have been recognized. These projects contribute significantly to protecting the environment, conserving energy and reducing the production of greenhouse gases. Together they have created a green and sustainable business culture, and advanced environmental education on all fronts.
For questions about the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, please email Ed Antczak.
Congratulations to the 2017 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence Recipients
|Agri-Mark - Middlebury||
The highlighted project assessed and optimized the energy usage required to make compressed air, identified and fixed compressed air leaks and improved overall efficiencies in plant-wide compressed air usage.
City Market’s South End expansion project is an innovative land use and planning project that supports economic development, provides multiple environmental benefits and serves a critical need for local residents.
This project focused on reducing chemical usage and costs while increasing manufacturing productivity in the Chemical Mechanical Polish Operation.
GS Precision worked with a vendor to develop a less volatile parts washer blend which resulted in reduced air emissions and chemical purchases.
|Lewis Creek Association||
The Ahead of the Storm project combines data collection, planning, implementation and education to help communities change the way stormwater is managed.
|Maple Grove Farms||
In 2014, Maple Grove Farms began a 5-year project to reach a waste reduction goal of 92% diversion from the landfill. In 2016, a diversion rate of 92% was reached two years ahead of schedule.
|Mt. Tabor/Danby Historical Society||
Inspired by old photos of tree-lined streets in town, the Mt. Tabor/Danby Historical Society embarked on a project to restore shade trees in the two towns . Working with town officials, landowners and a local nursery, 12 trees were planted in 2016 with up to 40 more planned for the next two years.
|Teens Reaching Youth (TRY) for the Environment – Food Systems Program||
This partnership between UVM Extension 4-H and the Youth Agricultural Project trained teen agers and adult mentors to teach over 300 students in grades 3-5 about the food system, soil, seeds, pollinators, climate change and jobs.
Select completed an innovative reconstruction and renovation of a historic building in Burlington, exceeding required standards and taking a progressive approach to design and sustainable processes.