Bold Steps Award Program

The Bold Steps Award application process is now open!


The application process has been extended to October 6 at 5PM

Is your business a sustainability leader?

Bold Steps Awards recognize both a large and a small Eugene-based sustainable business annually, and these awards represent a partnership between The City of Eugene, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, and BRING’s Rethink Business program. 

About the Bold Steps Award

Your company can apply to compete for either the large or small business Bold Steps Award, depending on its size.  Winning businesses in both categories receive marketing assistance including print ads, and get recognition from the Mayor and community members at the annual State of the City event.  

The City works with a committee to select Bold Steps finalists from those nominated for this award and all finalists receive a professionally produced video highlighting their sustainability efforts. 

To qualify for consideration for the Bold Steps award, businesses must be certified through the BRING Rethink Business program which offers businesses free, on-site consultation to reduce waste and save money.  

Find out more about 2023 Small Business Bold Steps Winner, Threadbare Print House 

Find out more about 2023 Large Business Bold Steps Winner, Forrest Technical Coatings 

Contact Us

  1. Waste Prevention & Green Building

    Alex Reyna

    *Hablo español

    Waste Prevention Program Coordinator 

    Atrium Building

    99 W. 10th Ave.

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-5034

    Fx: 541-682-5593