25 Greenest Communities

Deadline: September 1 (annually)
The 25 Greenest Communities is a national honor given by the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). The award recognizes the 25 healthiest/most livable communities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The resulting City Health and Livability Index is a comparison of the overlaps between greenspace/canopy cover and the following: air pollution, noise pollution, green jobs, stormwater management, rooftop and ground-level temperatures, retail sales, automotive accidents and fatalities, traffic congestion and safety, and public health measures such as childhood obesity rates, asthma incidences, and crime.


Eligibility
Any city or county in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.
Awards
Honorees will receive the right to use the year-specific 25 Greenest Communities seal for up to five years from the date of the award.
Application
Honorees are selected based on a comparison of the overlaps between greenspace/canopy cover and the following: air pollution, noise pollution, green jobs, stormwater management, rooftop and ground-level temperatures, retail sales, automotive accidents and fatalities, traffic congestion and safety, and public health measures such as childhood obesity rates, asthma incidences, and crime. Applications may be completed by community leaders or city/county partners (self nominations are permitted).
The nomination should include:
* A narrative regarding how the nominee fits the award.
* Optional letters of support.
* Optional supplementary material related to the nominee’s activities.
Related Resources:
25 Greenest Communities Application