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Going Green Award

The mission of the Lower Gwynedd Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is to educate, facilitate and promote sustainable practices within Lower Gwynedd Township and the greater community through educational workshops and programs, articles, and community events. In keeping with this mission, the EAC has established the Lower Gwynedd Going Green Award, which will recognize a variety of environmental stewardship actions taking place throughout the community. 

Award Purpose: The purpose of the Going Green Award is to recognize sustainability initiatives that improve or protect the environment and our natural resources, and to raise awareness about important environmental issues.  Areas of focus will include energy; water; sustainable land practices; waste minimization; and community outreach and betterment. Our proposed goal is to “Recognize Someone for Doing Right”.

Award Eligibility:  Any resident, business, group, organization, non-profit, educational institution, or other entity located in Lower Gwynedd that has taken positive steps to improve or protect the environment.

What are we looking for? The committee will look for activities or designs that:

  • improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and/or utilize or promote clean energy.
  • increase water efficiency, reduce runoff, and/or reduce or remediate water contamination.
  • reduce/minimize waste in the production or sale of goods and services; utilize more sustainable materials; increase reliance on locally sourced/produced materials to reduce energy expenditure; extend product life to reduce waste; reduce use of raw materials; and/or promote proper recycling.
  • promote sustainable land use practices, restore habitat, increase native plantings, (Plant list required at submission. Accompanying pictures or designs to showcase the project are recommended.), address overuse of chemical fertilizers, and/or reflect principles of regenerative agriculture.
  • demonstrate community outreach and promote community betterment to address environmental stresses and enable members of the community to undertake meaningful changes to reduce negative environmental impacts.

This is not an exhaustive list of possible activities that would be considered worthy of the Going Green Award.  Applicants should consider including data to demonstrate improvements and the impact on sustainability performance with their application, if available.

Nomination Requirements

  • The nominee must be a resident, business, group, organization, educational institution, non-profit or other entity residing or located in Lower Gwynedd Township. Members of the EAC and employees of the Township are not eligible to participate.
  • Nomination forms must be filled out.
  • Nominee must confirm willingness to participate and be available for a thirty-minute interview by the Going Green Award
  • For the 2024 Award, a nominee or representative must be available for the Award Presentation.


  • Notification to applicant/nominee that submission has been received, confirmation of nominee’s willingness to participate and notification of expected timeline for follow up.
  • Nominations and supporting materials will be reviewed and evaluated by a subcommittee of the EAC called the Going Green Award
  • A thirty-minute candidate meeting will be held with the Going Green Award
  • The top three candidates for the Going Green Award will be presented to the full Environmental Advisory Council for a final vote.
  • Award winners will be notified prior to the award presentation at the Board of Supervisors January 2025 Meeting and announcement in the E- and Print newsletter.


  • Recognition and plaque presentation at the January Board of Supervisors Meeting.
  • Name added to a plaque of winners displayed in the Township building.
  • Recognition in the E-Newsletter and paper Newsletter, LG Township website, and LG Facebook
  • Note: Lower Gwynedd EAC reserves the right to present multiple awards addressing varying categories for deserving candidates.

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