Olinka Green won the GSDFW Award for Environmental Justice in 2020. The awards were held virtually for the past two years. Photo courtesy of Olinka Green.

Aug. 25, 2022

It's time to nominate your favorite green heros for the 11th annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards! 

Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2022. See NOMINATION FORM.

The annual green awards gala, hosted by Green Source DFW and its parent nonprofit the Memnosyne Institute, was launched in 2012.

For the last two years, the awards have been held virtually, due to the pandemic. This year’s event is planned to be held in person in November 2022. Details TBA.


The public is invited to submit their nominations in eight categories this year. 

The winners will then be selected by a panel of judges from the North Texas green community. 

Previous winners include radio host, author and organic gardening pioneer Howard Garrett, Half-Price Books CEO Sharon Anderson, former Dallas Morning News reporter Robert Wilonsky and Marsha Jackson, the South Dallas community leader who battled Shingle Mountain in her backyard and won. See all PREVIOUS WINNERS.


This year’s categories are as follows:

Environmental Justice (Outstanding advocate for the health and well-being of a community with regards to environmental hazards.)

Conservation Activist (Outstanding advocate for the preservation and protection of natural resources, wildlife, green space)

Green Innovation (Project, program or innovation by a for-profit or a nonprofit.)

Coke Buchanan Volunteer of the Year (Dedicated volunteer service to a green cause or organization)

Environmental Educator of the Year (Teacher dedicated to educating students on sustainability and/or environmental issues.) NEW CATEGORY!

Next Generation (A youth or young adult showing initiative and dedication with regards to environmental advocacy.)

Unsung Hero (Wild card category for the person who doesn't easily fit a category but whose efforts make a difference.)

Lifetime Achievement (Outstanding dedication to environmental advocacy over decades.)

Sponsorships are available. Get your business' name out in front of green-leaning North Texans. See SPONSORSHIP LEVELS.

Questions? Contact Green Source DFW editor Julie Thibodeaux at Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org, 817-732-0722




Winners announced for 2021 Green Source DFW Awards

2020 trophies hand delivered to North Texas greenies

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