Fulton County is accepting nominations for the September Awards Ceremony

Fulton County is accepting nominations for the September Awards Ceremony

The Fulton County Commission on the Environment (FCCCE) is a citizen environmental advisory group appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The purpose of the FCCCE is to investigate environmental concerns; to make recommendations to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners on environmental policies; and to increase public awareness, understanding and involvement concerning environmental issues.

 

SELECTION GUIDELINES

The FCCCE seeks nominations of development projects, community organizations and individuals in Fulton County that advocate and exemplify environmentally-sound practices to be recognized at its annual Environmental Awards Program to be held at the Fulton County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on October 18, 2017.  The submissions will be evaluated in one of the following categories: Environmental Advocate, Best Development and Environmental Program.  Additional nomination forms can be accessed by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (404) 613-1491.  FCCCE Environmental Awards Program Selection Guidelines are intended only to offer guidance in identifying potential award recipients.

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Environmental Advocate

  • One who strives to sustain natural resources and our environment for future generations
  • One who encourages citizens and the business community to ensure that their activities and operations are environmentally responsible
  • One who displays a commitment to exemplary environmental performance beyond what is required by law
  • One who displays environmental responsiveness through his or her own personal leadership and effort
  • One who has addressed issues and participated in the resolution of issues for the general good of all citizens of the County, while being a good steward of the environment
  • One who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable contributions in conserving natural resources, protecting and enhancing our environment and building public/private partnerships
  • One who has made superior and exemplary contributions to developer’s environmental responsiveness through his or her own personal leadership and effort

Best Development

  • Project that demonstrates proactive and innovative best management practices
  • Project that has demonstrated outstanding compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and conducts a self-assessment to determine any deficiencies
  • Project that donates greenspace or performs onsite/offsite environmental mitigation
  • Project that has demonstrated commitment to exemplary environmental performance beyond what is required by law
  • Project that incorporates greenspace and/or preservation of natural environment beyond that required by law
  • Project that uses natural resources responsibly by conserving resources and protecting wildlife habitats
  • Project that has made superior and exemplary contributions to developer’s environmental sensitivity through his or her own personal leadership and effort

Environmental Program

  • One that takes a leadership role by becoming more environmentally friendly and volunteering to work on local environmental projects
  • One that encourages citizens and the business community to become involved
  • One that participates in local environmental projects such as neighborhood recycling, abandoned lot cleanups, community gardens and watershed restoration projects
  • One that supports initiatives that focus on environmental awareness and pollution prevention
  • One that encourages citizens and the business community to ensure that their activities and operations are environmentally responsible
  • One that has addressed issues for the general good of all citizens of the County, while being a good steward of the environment
  • One that displays environmental responsiveness through its organizational leadership and effort
  • One that encourages government and developers to involve communities whose environment may be impacted by the proposed development activities
  • One that shows exceptional effort and concern for the stewardship of the environment
  • One that has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable contributions in conserving natural resources, protecting and enhancing our environment and building public/private partnerships

DEADLINE

Your award entry must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, August 4, 2017.

FCCCE award recipients

2003

  • Chattahoochee High School’s ARCH (Active Riparian Commensal Habitat) Project
  • UPS
  • Cauley Creek Water Reclamation Facility
  • Walton Falls Apartment Community
  • Clean Streams Task Force
  • Southface Energy Institute
  • Chattahoochee Hill Country Alliance

2004

  • Georgia Conservancy
  • Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
  • Charlie Cochrane
  • West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Inc.
  • Trees Atlanta
  • Trammell Crow Park Constructed Wetlands Design

2005

  • Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Georgia Environmental Council
  • Ann Bergstrom, Executive Director of Chattahoochee Nature Center
  • The Sandy Springs Conservancy for “Great Park at Morgan Falls”
  • Benjamin E. Mays High School
  • Janet Perlman Manchel
  • The Georgia Chapter of the Trust for Public Land

2006

  • Mr. Ryan Gravel, Beltline Vision
  • Mr. Lee Biola, Citizens for Progressive Transit
  • Ms. Eve Neumeister, Hands on Centennial Day
  • Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates
  • Reverend Richard Bright, Environmental Trust
  • Pam Sessions, Hedgewood Homes
  • Cochran Mill Nature Center

2007

  • Flexcar
  • The Clean Air Campaign
  • Evergreen School Program
  • Joey Mayson
  • Utoy-Clayton Task Force on the Environment
  • East Atlanta Library
  • Another Way Out, Inc.

2008

  • Georgia Institute of Technology Water Reclamation Center
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Bike Roswell!
  • Trees Sandy Springs
  • West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
  • Ms. Flora M. Tommie
  • Bear Creek Middle School  Operation Outreach
  • Fulton County Green Team

2009 and 2011

No program

2010

  • ECO-Action
  • Ms. Linda Bain
  • Mr. Jim Cowart & Walton Communities Nature Trail

2012

  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus
  • Live Thrive
  • Bobby Wilson
  • Garden Fresh Restaurant  Corporation, dba  –  Sweet Tomatoes

2013

  • City of Refuge Eden Garden
  • Johns Creek Beautification
  • Rashid Nuri
  • Serenbe Development
  • Steve Simon
  • Yeah Burger

2014

  • Milton Grows Green
  • The Abernathy Greenway
  • Historic Fourth Ward Conservancy
  • Georgia Recycling Coalition
  • Atlanta Public Schools Transportation Department

2015

  • Fulton County Library System
  • Northwood Elementary School, Environmental Club.
  • Mountain Park Community Garden
  • Mr. Jerry Hightower
  • Park Pride
  • Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service
  • Mr. John Raulet

2016

  • Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
  • Proctor Creek Stewardship Council
  • South Fulton Demonstration Garden
  • Alan Holmes—creator of the “Blyght” app.
  • CHaRM— Center for Hard to Recycle Materials
  • Georgia Coalition for Healthy Homes
  • Lifecycle Building Center
  • Andrew Neuberger—Environment Team Chair of the Porsche Care Network