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Award Categories
  • Environmental Project
  • Environmental Innovation
  • Sustainable Built Environment
  • Acterra Award for Sustainability

Detailed descriptions of these categories can be found at our Criteria & Categories page.

How to Apply

Applications are due on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm.

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About the Business Environmental Awards

Founded in 1990, Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards is one of the Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. The program’s goals include celebrating the accomplishments of businesses with innovative sustainable programs, recognizing leaders in the industry, and providing an educational forum that increases awareness and motivates all companies to adopt sustainable business practices.

Since its inception, the program has recognized over 170 businesses and organizations for exemplary environmental leadership. Recent recipients include: Solazyme, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University, NASA, Symantec Corporation, Clif Bar, Give Something Back Office Supplies, City of San Jose, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fenwick & West LLP, Numi Organic Tea, and the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.

Celebrating Our 25th Year

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Business Environmental Awards. We look forward to showcasing this landmark occasion throughout the year by celebrating the program’s history, past awardees, 2015 recipients, and legacy of environmental leadership within the Bay Area business community!