Cedar Hill Green Awards
The City of Cedar Hill in partnership with Waste Management, the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the Beautification and Environmental Sustainability (BES) Board created the Cedar Hill Green Awards to empower Chamber businesses, non-profits, schools and/or civic organizations to implement sustainability projects distinctive to the character of Cedar Hill. Sustainability projects are measures taken to protect and enhance the environment, the economy, and equity for current residents and future generations.
The Cedar Hill Green Awards will award up to $1,500 and may distribute among one or several qualifying projects, though a competitive process. The BES Board will be the final arbiter of the award allocation. All award recipients must complete the sustainability initiative by the end of the calendar year of award acceptance. All award recipients shall be prepared to provide evidence of project completion by the end of the calendar year of award acceptance.
All Cedar Hill Green Awards applications are due annually on October 31.
Awarded projects will be notified in late December. All award recipients will be formally announced in tandem with the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce Business Awards typically in February or March. Call (972) 291-5126 or contact Duy Vu for additional information.
After project completion, all award recipients shall submit a project final report.
2018 Green Awards Recipients
Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill
Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill is a thriving Pre-K to 12th grade charter school nestled within the premier city of Cedar Hill, TX and shares a scenic campus with Northwood University. The Recycle Warriors are students who are committed to global sustainability and maintaining campus beauty by diligently collecting recyclable items across the expanse of the campus daily. Award money will be used toward expanding the service-learning program by purchasing more recycling receptacles.
Bessie Coleman Environmental Science and Engineering Academy
The Bessie Coleman Environmental Science and Engineering Academy is creating a student-led community garden in order to create a sustainable community food source while preparing students for careers in STEM fields through the promotion of cross-curricular critical thinking and collaboration skills. The award money will go toward necessary supplies and tools to aid in this collaborative effort between students, parents, and teachers.
Waterford Oaks Elementary School
Waterford Oaks Elementary School is implementing a campus wide initiative of paper recycling. Each class is responsible for their own recycle bin. Each month, we see more and more paper going in to the recycle bins as compared to the beginning of the school year. This initiative not only teaches earth-friendly habits but also teaches students how to be active and productive citizens in the school community.
Cedar Hill Action Team (CHAT)
CHAT educates students on how to repurpose and recycle household items and the importance of managing the use of resources such as water and electricity. The students pledge to recycle and never litter. Through CHAT programs, students have been introduced to conservationists and involved in educational events that examine preservation.