2015 Sustainability Awards

Oregonians have always put great value on the long-term health of the environment in which they live, work and play, and therefore take a long-term view when making investments in economic development. Sustainability is an integrated concept in the strategic planning of most Oregon organizations and companies, but some are truly moving to the head of the pack. Governor Brown is continuing the Oregon Sustainability Awards to recognize those outstanding efforts.


Any private, public or non-profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards will be given based on merit, but organizations may be grouped by size and/or type in order to make comparing applicants more efficient and appropriate. Winners will show a commitment to sustainability that goes beyond compliance with regulatory requirements. Winners will be innovators in their fields and show that becoming more sustainable is not in conflict with achieving the organization's core mission, whatever that may be.


A review panel will perform an initial review of applications received and will decide if further information is required of any applicants. If more information is needed, applicants will be contacted by Business Oregon. If not, the review panel will make recommendations to the Sustainability Board. The board will review the applications and recommendations and make a final decision on awardees. Business Oregon will then contact all applicants to inform them of the decision on their applications. The review process should take approximately three months. Business Oregon will contact applicants after the review process is completed. Applicants should expect a response approximately three months after the application deadline.

How to apply

  1. Download the application form (Word)
  2. Refer to the application details document for helpful information and details on how to complete the application
  3. Email the completed application to Mark Brady.

Deadline to apply

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 28, 2015. Applicants should expect a response approximately one month after the deadline.

For more information

Mark Brady, Innovation Strategist
Business Oregon