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 reinforcing existing partnerships.
  3. The project must have a measurable goal of success upon project completion.


The 2022 Green Awards applications deadline extended to November 30, 2023.

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)

2022 Green Awards Recipients

Bray Elementary School

Bray Elementary school is the first school in the Cedar Hill Independent School District. Bray believes that empowering the whole child is a top priority through exposing students to new experiences. The "Bray Garden" is a project geared toward teaching students how to be self-sufficient and how to care for their community. Bray believes that giving scholars the right tools empowers students to better not only their campus but their community and world. The garden will be a focal point to show our scholars that students can create what they need.

Permenter Middle School

Permenter Middle School garden project will help introduce and support student scholars academically and help them learn how to grow and sustain a vegetable and fruit garden. The project will be completely green. The garden will be fueled by compost from organic material from the cafeteria and rainwater from rain barrels. The goal is for the garden to be self-sufficient by utilizing the resources available on campus.

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Previous Award Recipients

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2021 - Dogwood Canyon Adubon Center, High Pointe Homeowners Association

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