The Golden Tree Awards are announced on a quarterly basis and are given to businesses and organizations that demonstrate civic engagement and environmental leadership in one or more of the following categories:
Donation of products or funds for park and green space improvement projects within the city
Enhanced landscaping and proper plant care around their Missouri City business
Utilization of green technology in and around their Missouri City business, such as but not limited to green roofs, high-efficiency lighting and appliances, solid waste recycling, water-efficient restroom and irrigation devices, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification, solar and wind power investments, and permeable paving
Volunteer participation in Missouri CityParks & Recreation programs, such as trash clean-ups, plantings, recycling, and other environmentally based programs and events
CenterPoint Energy: CenterPoint Energy is the 2014 second quarter Golden Tree Award recipient. CenterPoint Energy received this award for providing several donations of trees for projects at First Colony Trail and Oyster Creek Trail, as well as providing in-kind support towards local forestry education seminars. The estimated value of their donations is $2,300.
Arms of Love Learning Academy: Arms of Love, located at 1613 Independence Blvd, is the recipient of the first quarter Golden Tree Award. This business has demonstrated outstanding environmental stewardship though enhanced landscaping around their Missouri City business.