2021 Sustainability Leadership Awards - with repaired links

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June 9, 2021


Congratulations to the 2021 Maryland Green Registry Sustainability Leadership Award Winners!

The Sustainability Leadership Awards are presented each year to recognize Maryland Green Registry members that have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainable practices, measurable results, and continual improvement. This year, winners were asked to submit a short video showcasing some of their environmental best practices. To view these videos and messages from Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles, take a look here:

Watch Video


For additional information about the 2021 award winners, click on the links below.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

Frederick County Government

University of Maryland, Baltimore County​

West Nottingham Academy

Awards were presented for the first time to state agency members of the Maryland Green Registry to recognize significant energy savings achieved as part of Governor Hogan's Executive Order 01.01.2019.08, which establishes energy use reduction goals at state-owned buildings.

State Agency Energy Award

Maryland Department of Health

State Building Energy Award

Rockville District Court and Multi-Service Center

(managed by the Maryland Department of General Services)


2021 Sustainability Leadership Circle

The Sustainability Leadership Circle is an annual designation given to a select number of former Leadership Award winners that have demonstrated their commitment to continual improvement by implementing significant new sustainable practices in the previous year. The Sustainability Leadership Circle members are a testament to the benefits of strong environmental leadership, active green teams, goal setting, and measurement of results. To learn more, visit the member profiles of this year's Sustainability Leadership Circle.



Hub Labels

Northrop Grumman


certification central


Thank you to all the members who shared their organization's environmental certification achievements and who also generously offered their experience and expertise to help others interested in pursuing various certification programs. Check out the list of programs on the Certification Central webpage and we'll be happy to connect you with the individuals who stand ready to share their experience. 

Prize Drawing: The names of five participating organizations were drawn from a hat to receive prizes and they were:

  • Bethesda Green
  • Garden and Garnish
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital
  • Town of Berlin
  • WD Lab Grown Diamonds

The prizes, all produced by Maryland Green Registry members, included gift cards from Starbucks Landover Hills, local honey from Bee America, and ground coffee by Tobacco Barn Distillery/Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company.

If your organization is a proud member of an environmental certification program and is not on the list, go to the Certification Central webpage to submit and be sure to include it in your online member profile.


Big results, big thanks! 

Thank you to all the Maryland Green Registry members who shared the annual results of their environmental practices through their member profiles.

In total, members reduced

  • 6 million pounds of waste
  • 593 million gallons of fuel
  • 482 million kWh of electricity
  • 250 million gallons of water, and
  • saved $94 million through sustainable practices

We look forward to supporting members' efforts over the coming year through tips, resources, technical assistance programs and information and advice from your fellow members. Stay tuned for the next Maryland Green Registry "Greening Your Business" program later this fall and have a great summer!