Green City Awards and Recognitions

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View our Green Grand Prairie awards and recognitions by year. 
2019

American Water Works Association

  • Watermark Award for Communication
2018

Air North Texas – North Texas Council of Government

  • Partner of the Year

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

Air North Texas – North Texas Council of Government

  • Partner of the Year

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

Air North Texas – North Texas Council of Government

  • Partner of the Year

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

Air North Texas – North Texas Council of Government

  • Outstanding Achievement in Initiative
  • Outstanding Achievement in Outreach

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

Air North Texas – North Texas Council of Government

  • Partner of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Advertising

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.