The Annual Cannabis & Tech Today Sustainable Leadership Awards


The cannabis industry has a unique opportunity, as it is setting its roots, to build a base of sustainability. Cannabis & Tech Today and Regennabis are shining a light on those companies acting as stewards of the environment, from sustainable growing practices to eco-friendly packaging, and along every other step of the cannabis life cycle.

The Cannabis & Tech Today Sustainable Leadership Awards offer your organization the opportunity to be nationally recognized as a leader within the cannabis industry. Any cannabis business operating in accordance with state and local regulations in North America may apply.

All applications must be submitted October 18, 2021. 

Winners receive a profile of their company in an upcoming issue of Cannabis & Tech Today, a custom engraved plaque signifying their achievement, as well as a spotlight session during the Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo.

Award Categories:


Cannabis cultivation is water intensive. If this industry is to be sustainable, eco-friendly water solutions are essential. This award is dedicated to the company with effective, innovative, practical water conservation strategies.

renewable energy


Cannabis cultivation can require massive energy inputs. This award is dedicated to the company most committed to lessening their energy impact through innovative strategies.


Modern environmental problems require modern solutions. While we’ve seen many companies take a unique approach to innovation, this award is dedicated to the company with the most innovative sustainability strategies or technologies.


With the many regulations involved in cannabis packaging, not to mention the industry’s dependence on plastic, sustainable packaging solutions are pivotal to creating a greener cannabis ecosystem. This award is dedicated to innovative, sustainable, or eco-friendly solutions to pervasive packaging problems.


Cannabis and activism go hand-in-hand. This industry blossomed from grassroots organizations and we want to honor those who make it a point to be active in their communities. This award is dedicated those who are stewards of their community, acting as leaders who demonstrate what it takes to build a more sustainable future.


In this industry, events are pivotal for sharing information, networking, and lobbying for cannabis. This award is dedicated to the event that drives the cannabis industry forward while lessening its environmental impact.


Corporations embrace ESG standards for a variety of reasons including access to capital, enhanced risk mitigation and value creation, greater social “license to operate,” customer acquisition and employee retention. This award is dedicated to the company that demonstrates their unswerving alignment to ESG and to delivering “Impact Alpha” for their stakeholders.

Social Impact

Social Impact is the effect an organization’s actions have on the well-being of ALL stakeholders. This award is dedicated to the company / team that consistently demonstrates the “art of the possible” in this domain.


An alignment to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is indicative of system-wide thinking & action to deliver to humanity’s greatest challenges. This award is dedicated to the individual or company that clearly demonstrates that “doing good” and “making money” through such alignment are not mutually exclusive.

Entries into the 2021 Sustainability Leadership Awards is now closed. Keep an eye out for the 2021 winners and stay tuned for 2022 awards opening.

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