The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) program is a proud recipient of the following awards:
2012 H. Clark Gregory Award
US Composting Council
The award was given to the SITES program for its role as a major proponent for the creation and maintenance of healthy soils and sustainable landscapes.
2011 Gold Medal Award
Professional Grounds Management Society
The PGMS Gold Medal is given in recognition for outstanding and long-term achievements and contributions to the green industry. The Sustainable Sites Initiative program was saluted for its prominent campaign to promote sustainability in the green industry and beyond.
2010 Program Excellence Award
American Public Garden Association
This award is given to an APGA institutional member who has displayed a truly innovative spirit in the development of new programs and has pioneered in one or more of the disciplines appropriate to public horticultural institutions, including education, conservation, botany, gardening, horticulture, research, extension, or administration. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden jointly received this for their work on the SITES program.
2010 Green Public Relations/Marketing Award
PR Week Magazine
The Green PR/Marketing Award was given in recognition of the best public relations campaigns and communication efforts among all nonprofit organizations.
2010 Community Stewardship Award, Innovation Category
Envision Central Texas
The Community Stewardship Award in Innovation recognizes an organization that has taken an innovative approach to addressing growth challenges in ways that will foster the Envision Central Texas vision.
2009 Environmental Stewardship Award
Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes outstanding contributions in enhancing, preserving, or promoting positive quality of life on behalf of society at large.
2009 Top 25 Newsmakers
Engineering News Record
Frederick Steiner, FASLA, dean of the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, was selected for his collaborative work on the Sustainable Sites Initiative program.
2009 Green Business Award
Washington Business Journal
The Sustainable Sites Initiative program was given this award in the Education/Outreach category.
2008 Olmsted Medal
American Society of Landscape Architects
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was nominated for its contributions to landscape architecture policy, research, education, project planning and design and for its bold move to develop sustainable standards for landscapes nationwide.