Achievements & awards
Recycle Florida Today Environmental Sustainability Award for Outstanding Recycling Program or Event, 2017
Winning this statewide award given by Recycle Florida Today was a significant achievement for Sustainable Tallahassee. The submission was prepared by our summer interns, showcasing the "greening" of the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival. We're proud of the great submission they created - click HERE to see it!
Senior Talent Show winner, 2016
Our Rags2Bags team was the winner of the Tallahassee Senior Center's Senior Talent Show. The team enlisted seniors to sew bags made of donated fabric and taught less-able seniors to braid handles for the bags. This collaboration has proved beneficial to both the Senior Center and to our efforts to make shopping bags to encourage their use instead of single-use plastic bags.
Rethink Energy FLorida's Energy Innovator Award, June, 2016
Sustainable Tallahassee's Rags2Bags team won the 2016 Energy Innovator award by ReThink Energy, Florida. They were nominated for its project to make reusable shopping bags from donated fabric, and giving the bags away for shoppers to use in place of retailers' single-use plastic bags. Each bag contains a printed message about the fossil fuel and other reasons to skip using retailers' plastic bags. Read more about our Rags2Bags initiative HERE.
Tallahassee Democrat Volunteer of the Year Award, NonProfit Group Category, 2016
As part of a long standing tradition, the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper "recognizes local volunteers who have poured selfless service into the capital city's community to make it a better place." This Non-profit Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Sustainable Tallahassee at the 38th Annual Volunteers of the Year Award ceremony at the University Center Club on May 5, 2016.
Sustainable Florida - 18th Annual Best Practice Awards: Sustainable Non-Profit Award, October, 2015
Sustainable Tallahassee’s Community Carbon Fund was the winner of the “Sustainable Non-Profit Award” at Sustainable Florida’s statewide conference on October 2. Best Practices awards are given annually by Sustainable Florida and winners are determined by a panel review. Congratulations to all who are responsible for this achievement, including Debbie Gibson, Steve Urse, Pam McVety, Bob Henderson, and Steven Service, as well as building audit and evaluation support from the City of Tallahassee.
Big Bend Homeless Coalition's "Champions of Hope" award, September, 2013
This award was given to Sustainable Tallahassee for the energy efficiency, carbon reducing, and money saving projects our Community Carbon Fund implemented at the Big Bend Homeless Coalition. Congratulations to our hard working Community Carbon Fund committee for this recognition and for the hard work they did. Find out more about the committee's accomplishments at Big Bend Homeless Coalition HERE.
Knight Foundation Grant, 2009.
This grant from the Knight Foundation, awarded early in Sustainable Tallahassee's existence, provided start-up funds for office rental, equipment and furniture purchase, marketing, salary for our first Executive Director, and funds for the creation of this website.