The city of Dunwoody is seeking nominations from the community to recommend deserving citizens and businesses for the annual Sustainable Hero award recognizing area leaders for innovative sustainable practices and developments, according to a press release.

The Sustainable Hero Award is an annual campaign recognizing an individual city resident and a company or business located in Dunwoody for particular and commendable involvement and promotion of sustainable activities or programs.

Nominations are being accepted through Dec. 16 and those interested can participate online nomination at www.connectdunwoody.com where criteria to be nominated is listed, including that an individual must be a resident of Dunwoody and companies or businesses need to be licensed within the city of Dunwoody, the release states.

Last year’s recipient was Tina Wilkinson, who was recognized at the State of the City in February.

“Established by the city of Dunwoody Sustainability Committee in 2010, the Sustainable Hero Award acknowledges an individual, group or business which has increased community engagement on a sustainability topic and inspired the community or its employees and peers to improve sustainable practices such as waste reduction, conservation, education or recycling efforts,” according to the press release.

“The award is based upon the key facets of the city’s vision for sustainability and promotes actions to achieve an attractive quality of life, a robust economy a thriving natural environment, healthy living, efficient government and an engaged and informed community,” states the release.