Industry Categories

Award(s) may be granted each year in each of the following categories, which includes individuals or organizations. Please note, the Selection committee reserves the right to redirect industry category.

Agriculture & Organics
Involved in the Science, Art, and Practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. This category also includes Organic Farming.

Building/Construction
Involved in increasing the efficiency of resource uses such as energy, water, and materials while also reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s life cycle. This includes both residential and commercial construction.

Chemical
Involved in the production or research of chemicals.

Consumer Products
Producers of merchandise or other item of common or daily use, ordinarily bought by individuals or households for private consumption.

Education
Dedicated to education at any level, public or private.

Energy
Dedicated to conserving energy, finding more resourceful ways to be energy efficient, energy efficient buildings, industrial processes and transportation and helping control global emissions of greenhouse gases. Industries include: solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro-electric.

Entertainment
Television, Radio, Film, Sport, Music, or any other media classified as entertainment.

Finance
Involved in the circulation of money, the granting of credit, the making of investments, and the provision of banking facilities i.e. Credit Unions.

Food Service
Practice or business of making, transporting, serving, and dispensing prepared foods.

Government Entities / Municipalities
Administrative units of government. City, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government (City, State, County, or Town).

Health Care / Pharmaceutical
Hospitals, Laboratories, Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Doctors.

Individual Contributions
An individual that has given (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to the advancement of sustainability, Green or eco-science.

Industrial Goods
Machinery, goods or component parts produced for industry, which include processed or raw materials, and goods used to produce other goods, machinery, components, and equipment.

Manufacturing
Involved in the making of goods by manual labor and machinery.

Media, Travel, Leisure
A means of public communication reaching a large audience such as television, radio, and all forms of social media.

Natural Resources
Dealing with the use of any industrial materials and capacities (mineral deposits and waterpower) supplied by nature.

Retail
Sellers of goods and products directly to the end consumer.

Service
The occupations or functions of serving others. This category can include service organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Services, and Service Organizations.

Technology
The creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.

Transportation, Aerospace
Transporting, especially a vehicle: as a bus, cargo liners (ship), airplane, truck, or automobile. Including industry concerned with the use of vehicles for both the earth’s atmosphere and space.

Waste and Recycling
Treating or process’s (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse.

Other
Any individual or industry that is different in nature or kind from the above.