2009 Sustainable Community Awards

Winner for Large Community Category

Denver, Colorado, was honored for the “Greenprint Denver Neighborhood Collaborative,” a grassroots partnership which is increasing energy efficiency among residents. Funding is made available to income-qualifying homes to make weatherization repairs or provide free appliance replacements.  Others receive significant rebates for insulation, low-flow toilets, Energy Star washing machines, rain sensors, and informative toolkits to help them offset the cost of suggested improvements.

Winner for Midsize Community Category

The City of Anaheim, California, was honored for its “Green Connection” an initiative which is enhancing the community while protecting the environment allowing city residents to enjoy electric rates that average 25 to 40% lower than rates in surrounding communities, and water rates among the lowest of Orange County’s 33 water agencies. 

Winner for Small Community Category

Los Alamos County, New Mexico, was honored for its work toward economic, environmental, and social goals that have improved the quality of life in the region including Hydrocarbon Independence, Resource Conservation, Economic Sustainability, Water Conservation, and Land Stewardship.