Call for Applications: Acterra’s 2013 Business Environmental Awards

Acterra, an environmental non-profit organization located in Silicon Valley, CA, is accepting applications for its 2013 Business Environmental Awards. All businesses and public agencies located in the following Bay Area counties are eligible to apply: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz County. Non-profits may also apply if environmental work is not their central mission.

This year’s categories are: Environmental Project, Environmental Innovation, Sustainable Built Environment, and the Acterra Award for Sustainability.

Acterra’s awards are among the most coveted accolades to receive by San Francisco Bay Area businesses. Established in 1990, the program has recognized the environmental leadership of such companies as NVIDIA, Symantec, Applied Materials,  Adobe Systems Inc., Numi Organic Tea, Alter Eco and Give Something Back Office Supplies.

Applications are due on Friday, December 7, 2012.  For more information, please contact


Acterra Award for Sustainability
Acterra’s highest award recognizes businesses whose programs achieve significant triple bottom line benefits (people, planet, profit) and advance the state of sustainability in a given industry or across industry sectors. Model programs are established and holistic; promoting sustainability throughout the entire value chain and permeating most key business functions.

Environmental Project
Rewards a specific environmental project that has demonstrated significant leadership in a focused area, such as resource conservation (water, waste, or energy), pollution prevention, or minimizing carbon footprint.

Environmental Innovation
Rewards the successful implementation of a new or significantly improved environmental product, solution or technology, such as a new business service, a new invention or a new way of solving an environmental problem.

Sustainable Built Environment
Rewards a building project that conserves natural resources and promotes the health and well-being of its occupants.

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