Cedar Hill Green Awards
The City of Cedar Hill in partnership with Waste Management, the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the Beautification and Environmental Sustainability (BES) Board created the Cedar Hill Green Awards to empower Chamber businesses, non-profits, schools and/or civic organizations to implement sustainability projects distinctive to the character of Cedar Hill. Sustainability projects are measures taken to protect and enhance the environment for current residents and future generations.
The Cedar Hill Green Awards will award up to $1,500 and may distribute among one or several qualifying projects, through a competitive process. The BES Board will make the award allocation recommendation to City Council. City Council will be the final arbiter of the award allocation. All award recipients must complete the sustainability initiative by the end of the calendar year of award acceptance. All award recipients shall be prepared to provide evidence of project completion by the end of the calendar year of award acceptance.
Green Awards project application
- The project must have a clear plan to protect and/or enhance the local environment.
- The project must engage the Cedar Hill community by creating new partnerships or reinforce existing partnerships.
- The project must have a measurable goal of success upon project completion.
All Cedar Hill Green Awards applications are due annually on October 31.
Awarded projects will be notified in late December. All award recipients will be formally announced in tandem with the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce Business Awards & Gala typically in February or March. Call (972) 291-5126 or contact Duy Vu for additional information.
Green Awards project completion
Projects must be completed within a year (January 1 - December 31) after funds are granted. After project completion, all award recipients shall submit a project final report. Reports are due January 31 after project completion.
For additional information, contact Duy Vu, Environmental Manager, at (972) 291-5126, ext. 2819 or via email.
Mission Cedar Hill
Duy Vu, Cedar Hill; Steve Kellar, Waste Management; Steve Scott, Mission Cedar Hill; Toby Snowden, Mission Cedar Hill; John DeLeon, BES Board (left to right)
Lake Ridge Elementary
Duy Vu, Cedar Hill; Steve Kellar, Waste Management; Rozica White, Lake Ridge Elem; Sandra McLain, BES Board; Marquita McCullum, Lake Ridge Elem; Tinsley Johnson-Deramee, NEHS Scholar (left to right)
High Pointe Elementary
Duy Vu, Cedar Hill; Steve Kellar, Waste Management; Sheila Ross, High Pointe Elementary; Gregory Glover, BES Board (left to right)
2019 Green Awards Recipients
Mission Cedar Hill
Mission Cedar Hill is a volunteer based community restoration ministry. For over 16 years, Mission Cedar Hill have assisted homeowners in Cedar Hill with restoring their property to being code complaint. Mission Cedar Hill will use funds to purchase a commercial grade wood chipper to turn all wood debris into mulch and compost-friendly material to be used on-site of home restorations that would otherwise end in our landfills.
Lake Ridge Elementary School
Lake Ridge Elementary School exposes scholars to the importance of giving and being a productive citizen to the city, state, nation, and world. Through the Recycling Club, scholars and faculty will be challenged to recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum. Funds will be used to purchase classroom recycling bins. The club will be responsible for collecting recyclable goods from classroom bins on a weekly basis to be sorted.
High Pointe Elementary School
High Pointe Elementary School strongly believes in the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle.) Funds will be used to educate through empowering National Elementary Honor Society scholars on sustainability and to purchase materials to create a classroom zero waste and recycling project
Past Award Recipients
2018 - Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill, Bessie Coleman Environmental and Science Academy, Waterford Oaks Elementary School, Cedar Hill Action Team (CHAT)
2017 - Batteries Plus Bulbs, Village Tech
2016 - Hillside Village, First United Methodist Church