Each year, dozens of local agencies are honored with Beacon
awards. Learn more about award winners.
The Beacon Program features three types of awards:
Beacon Vanguard Award: recognizing a city or
county’s holistic approach to addressing climate change.
Participating agencies are required to complete each of the
requirements for the five Spotlight Awards and adopt a Climate
Action Plan to receive a Beacon Vanguard Award.
Spotlight Award: recognizing individual
accomplishments of cities and counties participating in the
Beacon Program from greenhouse gas reductions to energy savings
Leadership & Innovation Award: recognizing
a city, county, special district and Beacon Program champions for
implementing collaborative, inclusive, and equitable climate
resilience and adaptation programming in their communities.
Cities, counties, special districts, and Beacon Program champions
can compete for these competitive awards that celebrate the
efforts of local governments to implement collaborative,
inclusive, and equitable climate resilience and adaptation
programming in their communities.
1. Leadership in Climate Resilience
2. Cross-Agency Collaboration in Climate Adaptation
3. Equity and Engagement in Sustainability and Climate