Sustainability Awards

The Brookings Mayor's Sustainability Awards recognize excellence in sustainable practices demonstrated by local businesses, organizations, and individuals, while promoting a culture of resiliency. Award winners contribute to a more sustainable city by embracing and promoting an approach to business and daily living that balances environmental responsibility, economic prosperity and community equity. 

There are three categories for the awards:

  • Industrial/Commercial
  • Non-profit/Government
  • Individual/Family

Nominees should exhibit resilient environmental infrastructure, conservation, or resource management, such as environmental protection, renewable energy, energy efficiency/conservation projects, and waste reduction/management as stewardship.

DEADLINE: Completed nomination forms for the 2023 Sustainability Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

2023 Press Release (pdf)

2019 Award Winners

Carrot Seed Kitchen Co., Social/Quality of Life (PDF)
South Dakota State University Photovoltaics Project, Environmental Resilience (PDF)

2018 Award Winners