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Leading By Example Awards

The LBE Awards recognize outstanding efforts among Commonwealth agencies, public colleges and universities, and municipalities that have implemented policies and programs that have led to significant and measurable environmental and energy benefits.

LBE Award Eligibility

Public Entity Awards:

  • State agencies, authorities, public colleges and universities, and/or their individual departments or facilities
  • Municipalities and/or individual municipal departments, municipal or regional public schools, public school districts, regional planning commissions or other regional public entities working with municipalities, and public purchasing cooperatives. Awards will be presented to up to two state agencies, up to two public colleges/universities, and up to two municipalities

Individual Awards:

  • Individuals employed by or volunteering for any of the above eligible entities
  • Individual awards will be presented to up to one state government employee or volunteer and up to one municipal employee or volunteer

Leading by Example Award Recipients (2007-2019)

The 2019 LBE Awards highlighted a variety of innovative public sector sustainability efforts. Awards were presented to the Massachusetts Port Authority and the Department of Correction in the state agency category, Berkshire Community College and UMass Lowell in the public higher education category, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and the City of Worcester in the municipal category, and Jillian Wilson-Martin of the Town of Natick and Claudine Ellyin of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the individual categories.

Descriptions on the 2019 award recipients and list of all winners to date can be found in the links below.

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