Green Life Awards

This year, we have opted to discontinue the Green Life Expo.

If you are an Athens sustainability organization, we do plan on hosting the Green Life Awards as usual! Tentatively mark April 22, 2021 on your calendars. We will have a virtual awards program co-hosted by Terrapin Beer Company and a outdoors, socially distanced happy hour to celebrate and provide for the pick up of the physical awards. The ACC awards have set a deadline of March first for our award nominations. 

The student art competition submissions will be due March 1st with a virtual awards ceremony on April 15, 2021 (entry form)! We will create a digital display and booklet for the winners.

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Nomination Form for Stormwater Steward Award Due 3/1/2021

Nomination Form for Leadership in Water Conservation Award Due 3/1/2021

Nomination Form for Individual Recycling and Waste Reduction Due 3/1/2021

Nomination Form for Business / Industry Recycling and Waste Reduction Due 3/1/2021

Nomination Form for Clarke County Schools Recycling and Waste Reduction Due 3/1/2021

Nomination Form for KACCB Keepin’ It Clean Citizen of the Year Due 3/1/2021

Kids' Art Contest

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 2021 Theme: “Renew, Reinvent, Rejoice!” 

2021 offers us the opportunity to Renew, Reinvent, and Rejoice. Renew our commitment to the environment; Reinvent ways to live a greener life; Rejoice in  our environmental successes. We encourage you to create artwork (painting, drawing, and sculpture), short video (30 seconds – 1 minute), take a photograph or write a poem to demonstrate how you will live a green life in 2021. 

This form must be attached to each entry.

Entry Form

Winners will be notified mid-March and will be recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on April 15, 2021! All students K-12 are encouraged to submit their work! Selections will be made based on grade level and medium category (art, photography and poetry) and will receive a prize. We will be creating a digital display of the winning art and poetry (winners will be asked to record themselves reading their poems) to share with you. 

All entries are due to the ACC Recycling Division, Green School Program, at 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, GA 30605 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. 

For additional information, contact Jackie Sherry at (706) 613-3729 ext. 6742 or