Clean Business Awards

Clean Business Forum 

The Clean County Commission is a cosponsor of the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum, along with Hampton, Newport News, and York County. Awards are presented to one local business in each of the four localities for outstanding environmental stewardship and beautification efforts on a quarterly basis.

Do you have or know of a business that has adopted green initiatives or enacted environmentally friendly business practices? Nominate the business to be recognized and share its story by completing the Clean Business Award Application.

Peninsula Clean Business Award Winners

View a photo gallery of previous winners

2022 Third Quarter Winner

Noah's Ark Veterinary Hospital

Noah's Ark Veterinary Hospital was awarded the 2022 3rd Quarter Clean Business Award for their recycling efforts including paper, printer cartridges, cardboard, and soft-plastic. They also use native plants for their landscaping.

Clean Business Awards Hosted By

  • First Quarter - Hosted by Hampton
  • Second Quarter - Hosted by Newport News
  • Third Quarter - Hosted by James City County
  • Fourth Quarter - Hosted by York County

Past Award Winners

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  1. 2022
  2. 2021
  3. 2020
  4. 2019
  5. 2018
  6. 2017
  7. 2016
  8. 2015
  9. 2014
  10. 2013
  11. 2012
  12. 2011
  13. 2010
  14. 2009
  15. 2008
  16. 2007
  17. 2006
  18. 2005
  19. 2004
  20. 2003
  21. 2002
  22. 2001
  23. 2000
  24. 1999
  25. 1998
  26. 1997

First Quarter

Ulster American Homestead Garden Center. The Clean County Commission along with Board of Supervisor Sue Sadler, proudly awarded Ulster American Homestead Garden Center for their sustainability efforts including offering a variety of organic plants and products, educational outreach about pollinator friendly best practices, and recycling efforts. The business is locally owned by Joel Patton and his family. Joel has been passionate about the environment since his youth in his homeland of Northern Ireland.

Second Quarter

Sweethaven Lavender Farm.  Sweethaven Lavender Farm was awarded the 2022 2nd Quarter Clean Business Award by the James City Clean County Commission for their environmental impact through green initiatives and sustainability practices.  The Clean County Commission along with Board of Supervisor Michael J. Hipple, proudly awarded Sweethaven Lavender Farm for their sustainable practices including, recycling, pollinator support through planting a variety of flowers and beekeeping and selecting sustainably sourced ingredients for their skincare line. 

Third Quarter

Noah's Ark Veterinary Hospital.  Noah's Ark Veterinary Hospital was awarded the 2022 3rd Quarter Clean Business Award for their recycling efforts including paper, printer cartridges, cardboard, and soft-plastic. They also use native plants for their landscaping.