Awards

  • Top Ten Most Effective Clean Cities Coalition designation was awarded to EDC’s Northeast Ohio Clean Fuel Coalition for the second year in a row by the US Department of Energy in its ranking of the 82 designated programs in the nationwide network in 2001.

  • Close-Caputo Educator of Humanity Award 2001 Honorable Mention from Project Love for Dawn Wrench, Director of the Student Environmental Congress.

  • Global Vision 2001 Award from the Global Issues Resource for Anjali Mathur, Director, of the Sustainable Cleveland Partnership Program.

  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition presented to Anjali Mathur; Protecting The Environment Award; Global Issues Resource Center.

  • Sara J. Mielke Memorial Award 2001 from the Ohio Environmental Council for Steven Weems, outstanding participant in the Student Environmental Congress.
    Student Kindness Award 2001 from Project Love for Amanda Martin, outstanding participant in the Student Environmental Congress.

  • Top Ten Most Effective Clean Cities Coalition designation was awarded to EDC’s Northeast Ohio Clean Fuel Coalition by the US Department of Energy in its first ever ranking of the 79 programs in the nationwide network in 2000.
    Outstanding Conservationist Award presented as the first annual award in 1999 from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

  • Certificate of Environmental Achievement from The National Awards Council for Environmental Sustainability for the Sustainable Cleveland Partnership Program appearing in Renew America's 1999 Environmental Success Index.

  • Events Business News EarthFest '98 was ranked as the 10th Best Event in the Top 200 Coast to Coast Events by this leading special events trade publication. Over 38,000 events in North America were surveyed and judged according to: Significant Impact on the Area; Event Management; History; Entertainment Value and Promotional/Sponsorship Relations.

  • Certificate of Award for Outstanding Service to the Lee-Seville-Miles Citizens Council Recognized EDC Executive Director Chris Trepal for service to the Cleveland community organization in 1997.

  • Greater Cleveland Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Cleveland The 19th annual Greater Cleveland Woman of Achievement Award recognized EDC Executive Director Chris Trepal for outstanding personal leadership, sustained excellence, accomplishment and creativity, and a community member who reflects the mission of the YWCA which is “the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism.” Highlighted was the ongoing work and commitment to the grassroots community, environmental justice and environmental health and safety in 1995.

  • Certificate of Environmental Achievement from The National Awards Council for Environmental Sustainability for the Blue Bag Recycling Program appearing in Renew America's Environmental Success Index. The Index includes information about 1,600 outstanding nationwide environmental programs to be used by government agencies, community organizations, businesses, environmentalists and the media.

  • Golden Spruce Award from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission in the Waste Reduction category for the Blue Bag Recycling Program's Drop-Off events and the Community Outreach presentations promoting Cleveland's Blue Bag Recycling Program.

  • Better Business Bureau Excellence in Education Award, November 1993 for the Blue Bag Drop-Off Recycling Program. The award, recognizing programs designed to educate the public on issues affecting consumers, was given in the category of businesses and organizations with 25 or fewer employees.

  • Better Business Bureau Excellence in Education Award, November 1992 for EarthFest '92" and related Earthweek activities. The award, recognizing programs designed to educate the public on issues affecting consumers, was given in the category of businesses and organizations with 25 or fewer employees.

  • Outstanding Worksite Aware, September 1992 given by The City of Cleveland Youth Employment & Training Program.

  • Recognition by The U.S. Information Agency, Fall 1991 for organizing Earth Day 1990. The agency included an overview of local efforts in its Eastern European tour.

  • "Best Family Party of the Year" awarded by Cleveland Magazine, May 1991 in its annual "Best of the Year" issue. The magazine wrote that "Earth Day at the zoo (featured) tens of thousands Clevelanders walking in the sun. talking to elephants and thinking about saving the planet for their children."

  • Certificate of Recognition, April 1991 given by The State of Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher in honor of EDC's continuing efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues.

  • Certificate of Merit Award, August 1990 given by the Catholic Commission on Community Action for exemplary work in the Greater Cleveland area during the past years on behalf of peace, justice and human dignity.

  • "Leaders of the Week," April 1990 honor given by The East Ohio Gas Company and WHK Radio to Earth Day Coalition Directors, Chris Trepal and Scott Sanders. The radio program honors individuals whose work has made a lasting impact on Greater Cleveland.