The UN World Commission on Environment and Development defines the term “Sustainable Development” as “activities that meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of generations to come.”
This awards program has been created to honor those Reston citizens and organizations that have contributed significantly to making ours a sustainable community. The awards are intended to highlight global, national, and local sustainability issues and to stimulate a community-wide discussion of our mutual responsibilities to the future.
Award Categories and Criteria
This year the awards will be presented in four categories:
A youth (12-18)
An adult (18 or older)
A business organization
A nonprofit or community organization
All entrants must reside or, in the case of the youth awards, attend school within the Reston jurisdiction, as defined by the U.S Postal Service (zip codes 20190, 20191, and 20194) as of the date they are nominated. Please note that business organizations must be headquartered in Reston.
A “sustainable community” is based upon ecological balance, community resilience, and economic vitality. Awardees must have made a significant contribution to the environmental sustainability of the Reston community within the past two years in one or more of the following areas:
Best sustainable management practices
Economic feasibility (present day)
Energy efficiency and/or conservation
Green building or renovation
Habitat protection or preservation
Integrated methods (air/land/water)
Sustainable health system/program
Nominations of eligible persons and organizations will be accepted until September 15th, 2011.
You may fill out and send a nomination form online, or download and send it by mail or E-Mail:
nominations will be screened for completeness by Sustainable Reston.
The awards presentation will be made at a formal ceremony at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, October 22nd, at 3:00 PM.