Best Practice Awards

The Best Practice Award recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals for their dynamic work in helping to create sustainable Florida.
Since 1990, Sustainable Florida has exhibited a firm commitment to improve Florida’s environment and economy, while building a safer, healthier, higher quality of life for all of its citizens. With the support of its many partners, Sustainable Florida identifies business, government, and community groups that demonstrate outstanding achievements and excellence in general sustainability practices.

Previous Sustainable Florida Best Practice award recipients have been rewarded for their efforts to demonstrably conserve water; revitalize coastlines; implement cleaner, more efficient processes for air and water; preserve and promote agricultural practices; create green developments that reduce energy and water usage and save residents money; adopt and implement practices to create sustainable communities, companies and campuses; develop win-win solutions to enable smart growth while preserving green space and native habitat; and many more.

A blue ribbon panel of leaders in government, business, civic and environmental organizations, and academic institutions will evaluate the nominees based on outcomes achieved, the ability to duplicate the effort, and overall success of the initiative. Nominees will be recognized at a formal awards program and honored for their achievements by the Governor and Cabinet this summer.

Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award winners are promoted as examples of Best Practices in the state. The annual awards program identifies best management practices for sustainability in Florida and encourages their widespread replication.

Sustainable Florida serves as an independent, non-profit and non-partisan alliance that serves as the primary statewide collaborator on sustainability issues. Its mission is to advance the vision of sustainability by identifying, supporting and communicating best management practices—those which protect and preserve Florida’s environment for the future while building markets for Florida’s businesses by enhancing their competitive advantages today.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Awards. The following nomination form will be available until midnight, Thursday, May 14, 2015. It is recommended that you have the nomination form completed prior to entering the information in the online form. You can not save and return to the form to amend it. For instructions and an overview of the form simply click HERE.

To submit a nomination and access the form click HERE.

Nominee/Award Winner Benefits
All nominees will be:
  • Listed on the Sustainable Florida website –;
  • Highlighted in Sustainable Florida’s e-newsletter – Envision Florida;
  • Listed in the Awards Program invitation to be sent to more than 1,500 individuals, organizations universities, businesses and elected officials; and
  • Invited to the annual awards program in June.

Sustainable Florida Best Practice award winners will receive:

  • The specially designed Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award;
  • A spotlight article on the website –;
  • A highlighted feature in awards program literature;
  • Designation as a “Sustainability Ambassador” by Sustainable Florida;
  • Signage and winner logo identifying your company as a distinguished Sustainable Best Practice Award winner; and
  • Winner logo in electronic format for placement on your marketing collateral

2011 Awards

2010 Awards

2009 Awards