The DOI Environmental Achievement Awards convey high-level recognition to DOI employees and partners for DOI projects in the following categories: Sustainability Hero; Green Innovation; Lean, Clean, and Green; Good Neighbor; Green Dream Team; Building the Future; and Environmental Remediation.

The scope of the Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award (EAA) and the EAA categories reflect those of the GreenGov Presidential Award program.

The Award Selection Panel selects recipients and honorable mentions for recommendation to DOI's Senior Sustainability Officer. All nominations are screened to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.