Green Awards

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 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, through a competitive process. The BES Board will make the award allocation recommendation to City Council. City Council 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 documentation of project completion and funds spent by the end of the calendar year of award acceptance.

Green Awards project application

  1. The project must have a clear plan to protect and/or enhance the local environment.
  2. The project must engage the Cedar Hill community by creating new partnerships or reinforce existing partnerships.
  3. The project must have a measurable goal of success upon project completion.


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 & Gala typically in February or March. Call (972) 291-5126 or contact Duy Vu for additional information.

Green Awards project completion

PROJECT FINAL REPORT (electronic form)

Projects must be completed within a year (January 1 - December 31) after funds are granted.  After project completion, all award recipients shall submit a project final report. Reports are due January 31 after project completion.

For additional information, contact Duy Vu, Environmental Manager, at (972) 291-5126, ext. 2819 or via email.

2020 Dogwood Canyon
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Steve Hendon (Chamber), Julie Collins (Dogwood Canyon), Pratisha Adams (BES), Denise Root (CHISD), Andrew Adams (BES), Cheryl Scott (Chamber), Duy Vu (City), Randall Chase (Chamber)
2020 Discovery Garden
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Michelle Ebanks (City), Russell Read (City), Duy Vu (City), Jai-W Jackson-Hayes (BES), Randall Chase (Chamber), Clifton Howard (Garden), Christine Benson (Library), Aranda Bell (City), Stephanie Starrett (Chamber), Cheryl Scott (Chamber), Denise Root (CHISD)

2020 Green Awards Recipients

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center manages over 200 acres of nearly pristine wildlife habitat with a mission to engage youth and families through education and outreach. Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center will construct a monarch butterfly conservatory and greenhouse to enhance their world class facility promoting environmental sustainability which includes demonstration gardens, water conservation initiatives, and native plants.

Discovery Garden at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library

Discovery Garden at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is a leader in environmental education with the mission to build community relationships through outreach. The Discovery Garden will create a new collaboration between the garden and the two local school districts to integrate students of all ages with sustainable gardening as a multidisciplinary teaching tool.

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Past Award Recipients

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2019 - Mission Cedar Hill, Lake Ridge Elementary School, High Pointe Elementary School

2018 - Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill, Bessie Coleman Environmental and Science Academy, Waterford Oaks Elementary School, Cedar Hill Action Team (CHAT)

2017 - Batteries Plus Bulbs, Village Tech

2016 - Hillside Village, First United Methodist Church