Green City Awards and Recognitions

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2018

Keep Texas Beautiful

  • 3rd place Governor's Community Achievement Award, Category 10: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • Sustained Excellence 2016-2018 Governor's Community Achievement Award, Category 10: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • Gold Star Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

STAR North Texas Environmental Leadership Award

  •  Winner of the Rachael Green Sustainability Leadership Award

North Texas Corporate Recycling Association Green Awards

  •  Winner of the Best Recycling Partnership award along with the Grand Prairie Office Depot Distribution Center

 

2017

Keep America Beautiful

  • 1st place Youth and Education Award, Educator: Brenda Townsend
  • President's Circle Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Environmental Leadership Awards

  • 1st place Rick Fuszek Memorial Award for Outstanding Sustainable Materials Management: City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division

STAR North Texas Environmental Leadership Awards

  • 1st place Outstanding Integrated Solid Waste Management: City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division
  • 1st place Excellence in Construction and Demolition Debris Reuse/Recycling: City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division

STAR North Texas

  • Appreciation Award: City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division

Texas Environmental Excellence Awards

  • Finalist: City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division - Grand Prairie ISD STEM Camp

Keep Texas Beautiful

  • Sustained Excellence 2015-2017 Governor's Community Achievement Award, Category 9: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • 1st place Government Award, City, 150,000+ Population: City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division
  • 2nd place Ruthe Jackson Award, Youth Program - Elementary School: Florence Hill Elementary Green and Clean Team
  • 1st place Sadie Ray Graff Award, Educator - Middle School: Tamara Butler
  • 1st place Sadie Ray Graff Award, Educator - High School: Aileen Hernandez
  • 1st place Sadie Ray Graff Award, Educator - District: Brenda Townsend
  • 1st place Sadie Ray Graff Award, Elementary School: Crockett EES Outdoor Learning Area
  • 1st place Sadie Ray Graff Award, Middle School: Jackson Middle School Outdoor Learning Center
  • 2nd place Sadie Ray Graff Award, District: Grand Prairie ISD 2017 April Month of Service
  • Gold Star Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

 

2016

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Environmental Leadership Awards

  • 1st place Outstanding Environmental Public Education and Outreach Program: Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division with GPISD STEM Camp
  • Honorable Mention Linda B. Smith Memorial Award for Outstanding Environmental Youth Education and Outreach Program: Florence Hill Elementary School Green and Clean Team

STAR North Texas Recycling Leadership Awards

  • 1st place Excellence in Environmental Public Education & Outreach Program: Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division with GPISD STEM Camp

Keep America Beautiful

  • 1st place Youth and Education Award, School District: GPISD Counseling Services Month of Service

Keep Texas Beautiful

  • Sustained Excellence 2014-2016 Governor’s Community Achievement Award, Category 9: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • 1st place Sadie Ray Graff Award, District: GPISD STEM Camp with Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division
  • 2nd place Ruthe Jackson Award, Youth Leadership: Florence Hill Elementary School Green and Clean Team
  • Honorable Mention Sadie Ray Graff Award, District: Grand Prairie ISD 2016 Month of Service
  • Gold Star Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

 

2015

Keep America Beautiful

  • President's Circle Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful

  • 2nd Place Governor’s Community Achievement Award, Category 9: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • Sustained Excellence 2013-2015 Governor's Community Achievement Award, Category 9: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • 1st place O.P. Schnabel Senior Citizen Award, Male: Billy Clark
  • 2nd place Government Award, Military: US Army 63rd Regional Support Command
  • 3rd place Sadie Ray Graff Award, Volunteer: Pay Hayton
  • 2nd place Sadie Ray Graff Award, Elementary School: Austin Elementary School
  • 3rd place Sadie Ray Graff Award, District: GPISD Green & Clean Campus Program
  • Gold Star Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

Grand Prairie Independent School District

  • Appreciation Award: City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division - Grand Prairie ISD STEM Camp

2014

Keep America Beautiful

  • President's Circle Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful

  • Sustained Excellence Award: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • Gold Star Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • 1st place, Sadie Ray Graff Award, Elementary School: Lorenzo de Zavala Environmental Science Academy
  • 2nd place, Ruthe Jackson Award, Scout Troop: Girl Scout Troop 3217 Recycle That Bicycle Project
  • 2nd place, Sadie Ray Graff Award, Elementary School: Juan Seguin Elementary
  • 3rd place, Sadie Ray Graff Award, Elementary School: Colin Powell Elementary - The Clean Team
  • Honorable Mention, Ruthe Jackson Award, Elementary School: The Clean Team - Colin Powell Elementary

2013

3CMA City County Communication and Marketing Association

  • Award of Excellence - Go Green - Expose Your Green Side

Greater DFW Recycling Alliance

  • Outstanding Composting Program: City of Grand Prairie

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling

  • Outstanding Composting Program: City of Grand Prairie

Keep America Beautiful

  • President's Circle Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful

  • Sustained Excellence Award: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
  • Gold Star Affiliate: Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful

2012

3CMA City County Communication and Marketing Association 

  • Award of Excellence - Graphic Design: Kirby Creek Nature Center Map

2011

  • Grand Prairie was named Air North Texas Partner of the Year, recognized for educating and motivating North Texans to make clean air choices.

2010

  • Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful was honored by Keep America Beautiful in December 2010 as having the top program in the nation for litter prevention, waste management and community improvement for a city with a population between 50,000 and 200,000.

2009

  • The City of Grand Prairie received a $1.4 million federal grant from the Department of Energy for energy efficiency programs.
  • Project Planning Award for Grand Prairie's Ordinance on Small Wind Energy Systems, from the Midwest Section of the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.
  • 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Urban Forestry Program given to Mrs. Ruthe Jackson, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem.