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Overview

Apply for Awards

The Beacon Program recognizes achievements in saving energy, reducing greenhouse gases, implementing innovative sustainability policies and programs, and more. Learn how to apply for and earn award recognition. 

The Beacon Program recognizes achievements in saving energy, reducing greenhouse gases, implementing innovative sustainability policies and programs, and more. Learn how to apply for and earn award recognition. 

 

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Beacon Vanguard & Spotlight Awards
Eligibility Information

Open to cities and counties participating in the Beacon Program, these awards recognize voluntary actions of local governments to undertake climate and sustainability programming. Learn more about each category and what data to submit for award consideration.

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Leadership & Innovation Awards
Eligibility Information

Introduction

New to the program in 2021 are Leadership & Innovation Awards. Open to cities, counties, special districts, and Beacon Champions, these competitive awards celebrate the efforts of local governments to implement collaborative, inclusive, and equitable climate resilience and adaptation programming in their communities. Achievements in these categories is not required to receive the Beacon Vanguard Award.

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2021 Awards Timeline
Application Support

  • April 1: Application for Award Recognition opens
  • July 31: Application period closes
  • September: Notification of award recognition
  • October: Virtual Beacon Awards Ceremony
  • November – December: Promotional support

ILG provides ongoing support to participants throughout the year. Contact ILG with questions about the application, awards, and more.

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2021 Award Category Updates
Application Support

ILG is excited to announce additional award categories and updated options for submitting data for Spotlight Awards. Watch this short video to learn more.

2021 Award Category Updates

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