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Climate Smart Champion Awards
The 1st annual Climate Smart Champion Awards will recognize outstanding efforts by individuals and organizations that align with the goals of Climate Smart San José and contribute to a more sustainable San José.

Nominations can be made by filling out the nomination form here. The deadline for nominations has been extended to February 1, 2019

Awards will be granted in the following categories:

  • Climate Champion of the Year – Recognizes an individual and/or organization that has aggressively tackled climate change, but also exemplifies extraordinary leadership within San José with their response to climate change, and engagement of their peers and partners.

  • Outstanding Transportation Champion – Recognizes an individual and/or organization that has shown leadership and vision in reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in San José and serving as a champion of sustainable transportation.

  • Energy Efficiency Champion – Recognizes an individual and/or organization that has demonstrated significant and tangible achievement in energy efficiency through the implementation and/or promotion of high-impact energy efficiency programs, and engagement of their peers and partners.

  • Water Conservation Champion – Recognizes an individual and/or organization that has demonstrated outstanding leadership for the implementation, planning, or promotion of innovative water conservation efforts in San José, and engagement of their peers and partners.

  • Climate Smart Development Champion – Recognizes an individual and/or organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to advancing the sustainable development goals of the Climate Smart plan and engaging their peers and partners.

  • Youth Climate Champion – Recognizes a San José youth age 18 or younger for outstanding leadership in climate change, and building awareness and engagement of their peers, school, and/or community in San José.

  • Climate Smart City Employee of the Year – Recognizes a San José city employee who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership both in addressing climate change and engaging their organization, peers, and partners.

Nominees must be San José residents or operate within the City of San José. Elected officials are not eligible while they are serving in public office.

Champions will be chosen by the City of San José's Climate Smart San José Working Group. Champions will be announced in March 2019 and will be invited to a breakfast event and a City Council meeting to formally recognize their achievement.

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