The Mayor's Greenovate Boston Residential Awards recognize residents that are committed to Greenovating their home and their community. This year, awards will be given in the categories of Leadership, Energy, Alternative Transportation, Eco-Friendly Gardens and Trailblazer. These awards may be given to an individual, a housing association, a residential building owner or property manager, or other organization that is responsible for residential buildings or spaces.
If you have any questions, please email MayorsGreenovateAwards@cityofboston.gov.
2013 Residential Award Categories
This award will recognize a leader in community education and/or outreach on climate action and sustainability. It could go to a teacher, community leader, or any other individual who has made it his or her personal commitment to help others become Greenovators.
This category awards a resident who has made significant strides to reduce their home energy consumption and/or made a shift to renewable energy. Efforts could include energy efficiency improvements, installation of solar panels or other renewables, a commitment to purchase renewable and/or clean energy, or any other measures that reduce a home’s consumption of non-renewable energy. Where possible, please demonstrate energy savings numerically (for example, number of kilowatt hours saved from energy conservation measures).
This award will be presented to a resident who has demonstrated his or her commitment to getting around the City in clean and green ways. Any and all efforts to reduce driving in a single-occupancy, low-mileage vehicle, from riding a bike, using transit, and driving a hybrid or electric vehicle, will be acknowledged by this award.
Gardens always have a bit of green, but there are many steps a gardener can take to create a more sustainable garden or yard. Examples of sustainable gardening practices could include creating a rain garden, reducing or eliminated the need for irrigation, transforming a paved or other hard surface (such as a roof) to a green or permeable one, or using organic gardening methods.
This award will go to a resident who has new, creative, or innovative way to reduce his or her environmental impact. Whether it is a new means of generating energy or getting to work, this award spans all other categories with an emphasis on innovation.
Note:Mayor Menino’s Bike Friendly Business awards recognize local companies taking steps to be more bike friendly. Learn more about the awards and nominate your business or organization.
Bike Friendly Business Awards