Sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Must be completed by Friday COB, April 19, 2013, and total word count for the seven questions on this page is 500 words. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin McCarty at kmccarty@usmayors.org or 202-861-6728.

* 1. Describe your program (More than one program may be nominated; however, a separate application must be filed for each program you submit.)

* 2. Why did your city identify the need for this program?

* 3. What were the challenges you faced and overcame to implement it?

* 4. How has the program reduced greenhouse gas emissions in your community?

* 5. How is your program outstanding or innovative?

* 6. How was the program financed?
Please include general information about the financing provided by your city government as well as specific information about any other sources of funding. If possible, please include numbers as well as percentages of total costs and rank the funding sources starting with the largest contributor to the least.

* 7. How has your program improved the quality of life of your community? Please be as specific as possible.

* Please add any additional description here, if needed, to complete the understanding of your program.