Environmental Awards Program

The Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council Environmental Awards Program is an annual celebration to recognize those individuals, groups, or organizations that have been involved in outstanding recycling, beautification, litter control, and environmental projects in Chesapeake. A panel of judges from the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council determines the winning individuals and organizations from nominations received each year, and the winners are recognized at a special event the following year. 

Annual Environmental Awards Luncheon

Winning entries for 2022 were recognized at the Environmental Awards Luncheon on March 8, 2023, at the Chesapeake Conference Center. 


Anyone can nominate an individual, group or organization's accomplishments by completing and submitting a nomination form. Nominations for accomplishments during 2023 will be open from April 10, 2023 through January 15, 2024, and selected winners will be recognized in 2024. Photographs, news clips, letters of endorsement, and other documentation may be submitted and are encouraged to substantiate claims made on the nomination form.

One award is presented in each of these categories:

  • Business and Industry
  • Community and Communications
  • Community Organization - Adult
  • Community Organization - Youth
  • Educational Institution
  • Government Agency
  • Innovation in Recycling, Reusing or Repurposing

Congratulations to all of the previous award recipients! The mission of the CEIC is to promote litter prevention, recycling and beautification by providing citizens an opportunity to get involved at the grassroots level to help keep Chesapeake clean and green.

Previous Award Winners

View the 2022 Award Recipients (PDF).