Since 2009 Tennessee Environmental Council has presented an award as part of Green Tie Affair. The Sustainable Tennessee Award has been presented to Mayor Karl Dean and Anne Davis in recognition for their commitment to making Nashville one of the greenest cities in the Southeast, and the TN Tree Project Award has been presented to Warner Bass for his contributions to preserving and protecting an area of native old growth forest in Nashville Tennessee.
The Council also launched the Featured Member program in 2012 to honor outstanding service to the Council and the State.
The Sustainable Tennessee Award recognizes an individual or group who makes an outstanding and significant contribution to educating and/or advocating for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities and public health.
The Tennessee Tree Project Award, recognizes an individual or group who makes an outstanding and significant contribution to planting or protecting/conserving tree canopy in Tennessee.
Recipients of both awards must be actively engaged in sustainability policy and/or practice for a minimum of 5 years. They must have achieved a project that addresses all three levels of sustainability – Economy, Environment and Community