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Medford Green Awards

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The City of Medford’s Energy Committee and the Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the Green Awards which recognizes businesses (including non-profits) and homeowners who are actively implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures, as well as environmentally friendly practices that promote sustainability.

We want to know all of the “green things” you have done and continue to do at your business or home such as:
– Installation of energy efficiency measures
– Education and outreach about energy efficiency
– Production of renewable energy
– Recycling, composting, reuse and/or reduction plan
– Sustainable landscaping and rainwater capture for landscaping


The City of Medford and Chamber of Commerce invite you to participate in the 2016 Green Awards program!

Download the application here (PDF)

Through the awards, Medford will show appreciation for residents and businesses who give back to the environment and encourage others to get involved. The Green Awards program recognizes those who exhibit creativity, initiative, and/or substantial effort in practicing environmental responsibility.

The Green Awards will be presented on October 1, 2016 as part of the Harvest Your Energy Festival activities.

Examples of Environmental Practices to be considered for the Medford Green Awards program:

  • Energy – e.g. conservation/audits, alternative energy generation/purchasing
  • Waste Reduction – e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling, composting
  • Sustainable Development – e.g. green building, green jobs, green/locally sourced materials
  • Urban Nature – e.g. tree planting, habitat protection, litter abatement, landscaping
  • Transportation – e.g. clean vehicle, congestion reduction, public transit
  • Environmental Health – e.g. toxin reductions, organic/sustainable foods, air quality improvement
  • Water – e.g. conservation, pollution prevention, waste water reduction
  • Innovation/Start-Up – e.g. new concepts/ideas, trail blazers


Open to all residents, businesses, organizations and schools within Medford that have demonstrated substantial efforts to improve Medford’s environment, either for a single project or over a period of time.

Evaluation Criteria

Innovative – Does it contribute new information on how to improve the environment? Is it a new concept or process? Has it ever been executed successfully before? Is it a creative solution to a problem?

Beneficial – Does it make a significant contribution to improve the environment? Does it reduce health risks or conserve resources? Does it reduce a large volume or significant percentage of air or water pollutants, solid waste or energy resources? Is it self-sustaining or ongoing? Does it address other social or economic needs beyond environmental quality? Does it protect natural resources?

Measurable – Can we measure its contribution to environmental quality? Is the measurement specific?

Education & Outreach – Does it promote public awareness or education? Does it include employee training or technology transfer? Does it include guidelines, brochures, or videos? Does it serve as a model for other efforts? Does the program reach a wide number of stakeholders?

Cooperative Effort – Does it involve a cooperative effort between multiple entities or organizations (government, industries, civic groups, schools, citizens, associations)? Has it significantly improved the quality of life for the larger community?

Greenhouse Gas Reduction – Is the reduction measurable? Will the activity reduce future emissions? Does it avoid the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere or reduce the amount already present?

Download the new application here. You can fill it out on line, if your computer recognizes the editable PDF, and then email it to enviro@medford.org, or you can print it and fill it out and mail it to

Att: Green Awards
Office of Energy and Environment
Medford City Hall, Room 205
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

Applications must be received no later than September 2, 2016.