Purpose of the Land Ethics Award
The Land Ethics Award honors and recognizes the creative use of native plants in the landscape, sustainable and regenerative design, and ethical land management and construction practices.
Nominations may be private individuals, businesses, design professionals including landscape architects and site engineers, conservation and preservation organizations and local, state and federal agencies involved with environmental protection. School groups may also be nominated for relevant team projects.
Individuals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, community groups, and business professionals are encouraged to apply. Application projects must be a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years old.
Applications are due by January 22, 2018. The recipient will be selected by a jury of professionals in the field of design, preservation and conservation. Selections should be made by mid-February 2018. The Land Ethics Award will be presented at the Land Ethics Symposium on March 15, 2018.
Primary consideration will be given for exceptional:
- Use of plants native to the region where the project is located
- Sustainable and regenerative design
- Use of best management practices
Submissions will also be evaluated for:
- Creativity in problem solving
- Habitat creation and connection to other green space
- Plant Stewardship Index score
- Educational and Interpretive Opportunities
Download the 2018 Land Ethics Award Application