Green Awards

Cedar Hill Green Awards

The City of Cedar Hill in partnership with Waste Management, the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the Beautification and Environmental Sustainability (BES) Board created the Cedar Hill Green Awards to empower Chamber businesses, non-profits, schools and/or civic organizations to implement sustainability projects distinctive to the character of Cedar Hill. Sustainability projects are measures taken to protect and enhance the environment for current residents and future generations.

The Cedar Hill Green Awards will award up to $3,000 and may distribute among one or several qualifying projects, through a competitive process. The BES Board will make the award allocation recommendation to City Council. City Council will be the final arbiter of the award allocation. All award recipients must complete the sustainability initiative by the end of the calendar year of award acceptance. All award recipients shall be prepared to provide documentation of project completion and funds spent by the end of the calendar year of award acceptance.

Green Awards project application

  1. The project must have a clear plan to protect and/or enhance the local environment.
  2. The project must engage the Cedar Hill community by creating new partnerships or reinforce existing partnerships.
  3. The project must have a measurable goal of success upon project completion.


All Cedar Hill Green Awards applications are due annually on October 31.

Awarded projects will be notified in late December. All award recipients will be formally announced in tandem with the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce Business Awards & Gala typically in February or March. Call (972) 291-5126 or contact Duy Vu for additional information.

Green Awards project completion

PROJECT FINAL REPORT (electronic form)

Projects must be completed within a year (January 1 - December 31) after funds are granted.  After project completion, all award recipients shall submit a project final report. Reports are due January 31 after project completion.

For additional information, contact Duy Vu, Environmental Manager, at (972) 291-5126, ext. 2819 or via email.

2021 Dogwood Canyon
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Andrew Adams (BES Board), Katie Christman (Dogwood Canyon), Michaela Kral (Dogwood Canyon)
2021 High Pointe HOA
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Patricia Diaz (BES Board), Silvia Johnson (BES Board), Nedra Fain (High Pointe HOA), Ruby Martin (High Pointe HOA)

2021 Green Awards Recipients

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is a signature landmark and central partner in our community promoting bird friendly communities, butterfly conservation, public education and native plants including the dogwood tree. Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center will construct trail enhancements to realize a better and more accessible trail system. 

High Pointe Homeowners Association

The High Pointe community garden is one of the premier raised bed gardens in Cedar Hill. High Pointe Homeowners Association will develop a butterfly garden at the front entry of the community garden to attract both people and pollinators.

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Previous Award Recipients

Click here for more information on previous award recipients.

2020 - Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Discovery Garden at the Zula B. Wylie Library

2019 - Mission Cedar Hill, Lake Ridge Elementary School, High Pointe Elementary School

2018 - Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill, Bessie Coleman Environmental and Science Academy, Waterford Oaks Elementary School, Cedar Hill Action Team (CHAT)

2017 - Batteries Plus Bulbs, Village Tech

2016 - Hillside Village, First United Methodist Church