Since 1987, the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award has recognized private and public Illinois organizations who have implemented outstanding and innovative sustainable techniques or technologies, demonstrating a commitment to sustaining our environmental, social and economic health.
Governor's Sustainability Award winners are an elite group of committed leaders reducing environmental impact, contributing to the growth of a more sustainable Illinois economy. By prioritizing sustainability throughout their operations, programs, technology, products and company culture, they serve as a model within their industry and community.
Mark your calendars - The 2015 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony is Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at the Sheraton Chicago. Registration is now open.
The Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award is the oldest, longest running environmental Award program in the state, and in the country. Previous awardees include:
By applying for the Award, your organization can benefit well beyond just winning a trophy. Benefits of winning the Award include: industry leadership, market differentiation, vetting organizational sustainability activities, Award-winner networking opportunities, promotional and marketing opportunities, and much more.
Each year, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center honors Illinois Governor Sustainability Award winners at an Awards Ceremony in the fall. Organizations that attend the Award Ceremony have an opportunity to interface and network directly with leading sustainable organizations, speakers and keynotes and learn more about how organizations throughout Illinois are implementing sustainability.
The program includes a morning technical session, industry-leading keynote, luncheon and Awards trophy ceremony. The morning technical session highlights trending national and local sustainability topics, but also provides key cost-saving, environmentally beneficial information from noted industry leaders.
The 2015 Awards Ceremony will be held on October 27th, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel Chicago (301 E. Water St., Chicago). Registration is now open.
Visit our Award Ceremony information and past Award winners page to view past Ceremonies!
Read more about Eligible Award-Winning Activities here!
Applications for the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award open during early March of each year, and close in May. Check back in the spring of 2016 for the next application period.
Start planning your 2016 application - Learn more about the Application Process here!