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2021 APPLICATION

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  • California Green Medal:
    Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

  • 2021 Application Form

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  • Please indicate the size of your operation:

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  • Application Information

    Complete the sections below that you believe are relevant to the award category for which you are applying. Briefly describe in 500 characters or less how you excel in each relevant area and list examples of practices where appropriate.

    Additional Guidance:

    • Focus on sustainability practices, projects and/or initiatives that have taken place in the past three years, with a particular emphasis on the past 12 months.
    • Try to include measurable results whenever possible.
    • Include major accomplishments, relevant background about your dedication to sustainability, and why you are a good fit for the award category for which you are applying.
    • Describe how the sustainability practices, projects and/or initiatives are unique and/or innovative.
    • Any applicants with multiple operations are encouraged to provide a company-wide perspective in application responses.
    • Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with multiple employees when completing the application. For example, have a viticulturist complete questions on farming practices and have a marketing/PR executive address questions pertaining to community relations and stakeholder communications.
    • Previous Green Medal winners should not apply within 5 years of winning an award.
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  • Describe in 500 characters or less why you are deserving of the award category you have chosen and what sets you apart from others. If you are applying for the Business Award, be sure to include measurable results not already mentioned that demonstrate efficiencies and cost savings from implementing specific practices, projects, or initiatives.
  • If you are also applying for the Leader Award, please complete this section as well: Leader Award Summary: Please describe in 1500 characters or less why you deserve to be awarded the Leader Award. Make sure to address how you are a leader in the community and include relevant impacts and results that create a well-rounded picture of your commitment to sustainability.
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    Support Materials

    Please include a maximum of 3 relevant support materials, in addition to the one required proof of participation in a sustainable winegrowing program. Support materials should help to demonstrate your case for the award category for which you are applying. (Note: proof of participation in a sustainable winegrowing program is required and does not count as one of your 3 allowed documents.)

    Please combine the support materials into one PDF document, if possible. (Note: support materials are valuable to judges and impact your overall score.)

    Examples of possible Support Materials include:

    • Proof of Participation in Sustainable Winegrowing Program (Required)
      • For Example: California Sustainable Winegrowing Self-Assessment Program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing, Fish Friendly Farming, Green Business Program, Lodi Rules, Lodi Rules Self-Assessment, Napa Green Land, Napa Green Winery, Organic, Sustainability In Practice Certified, Sustainability In Practice Self-Assessment
    • Company literature, publications and/or marketing materials
    • Photographs highlighting practices
    • Media cuttings/coverage/testimonials
    • Sustainability reports
    • Mission or value statement
    • Previous awards/Acknowledgements
    • Staff CVs or biographies
    • Letters of recommendation or endorsement
    • Company website (include links or screen shots to onsite sustainability initiatives)
    • Social media campaigns promoting sustainability (include links or screen shots)
    • Other
  • (Allowed file types: PDF, DOC, DOCX. Maximum of three (3) files.)
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