On January 30, 2018 the Lowell Sustainability Council presented the 6th Annual Sustainable Lowell Awards to The University of Massachusetts Lowell and the James S. Daley School Climate Change Club. These groups were recognized for their dedication to directly making the city of Lowell more environment-friendly and setting an example for other organizations to pursue sustainability projects in the future. UMass Lowell received the Green Design Award for the completion of the Pulichino Tong Business Center. This LEED Gold certified building, their sixth LEED certified facility in the last four years, is a nearly 55,000 square foot educational facility featuring a forward-thinking, energy-efficient design. This project is part of the University’s plan to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The Daley School Climate Change Club, a group of 6th and 7th grade students who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment of their community, received the Community Leadership Award. These students established a pedal-powered electric generator for their school, and raised thousands of dollars to fund the future installation of solar panels at the Daley School for their classroom. These passionate students hope that in the future their school can be entirely run by solar power; an ambitious goal toward building a more sustainable future for Lowell.