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Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards


Recognizing outstanding environmental and conservation achievements throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Call for Nominations!

Nominate a group or individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, dedication and leadership to the improvement and conservation of the environment and whose actions inspire others to participate in environmentally sustainable initiatives. Choose from one of six categories listed below.

About the Awards

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards are for outstanding conservation efforts and contributions to sustaining, protecting, and enhancing Newfoundland and Labrador’s environment. Throughout the province people are putting their words into action in their own backyards, schools, communities and workplaces.

The awards program is one way to formally thank and recognize individuals, community groups and businesses for their outstanding efforts and dedication to protect and enhance our environment.

There are six categories to choose from: Individual; Community Group or Organization; Youth, Youth Group or School; Municipality or Regional Waste Management Committee; Business or Industry Leader; and Lifetime Achievement.

Individuals, groups and businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by another party.

Nominations may be submitted in one or more of the award categories.

The Environmental Awards ceremony will take place during Environment Week June 1 - 7. Up to six Newfoundland and Labradorians are recognized annually.

The winner in each category will receive a $1000 honorarium from the Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) to be used to continue their environmental project.

Nominate a person or group in your community that has demonstrated dedication and commitment to sustaining, protecting and enhancing Newfoundland and Labrador’s environment.

The deadline to submit nominations is May 1.

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How to Apply

Written submissions should include the following:

  • Impact and benefit of the project/activity such as;
    • How did this project/activity identify, reduce solve or avoid and environmental issue (waste diversion, air or water quality, habitat protection etc.)?
    • How did this project/activity demonstrate responsible environmental and conservation management practices?
    • How did the project promote public awareness?
    • How did the project/activity promote enhancement and protection of the environment?
  • Project/Activity location, duration, number of people involved.
  • Name and contact information for three references who can speak knowledgeably about the nomination.
  • Supporting documentation (media clippings, photos, ads, summary report etc.,) and
  • Nomination form PDF (17 KB) (nominee’s name, address, phone, email and category selection etc.,)

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Award Categories

Individual (19 years of age or older). An individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, dedication and leadership to the improvement and conservation of the environment and whose actions inspire others to participate in environmentally sustainable initiatives.

Community Group or Organization. An organization, volunteer or service group which has taken action on a one-time or on-going basis through innovative initiatives to enhance the environment, while creating public education/ awareness and involvement at the same time.

Youth, Youth Group or school. An individual or group that has shown initiative in undertaking environmental and conservation activities that enhance or protect the environment. Award winners have demonstrated individuality, initiative, leadership skills and a developing commitment to environmental activities and ethics.

Municipality or Regional Waste Management Committee. A municipality or regional waste management committee that has demonstrated its commitment to a quality community environment, through its action to divert a significant portion of municipal waste from its landfill sites. These actions are based upon sound and innovative planning.

Business or Industry Leader. Entrepreneurs, businesses or private sector organizations involved in environmental enhancement or stewardship activities, through sound environmental and conservation management policy. They have adopted environmental policies, programs, and initiatives demonstrating social and environmental stewardship.

Lifetime Achievement. An individual who has dedicated himself/herself to environmental stewardship and made a significant lifetime contribution to environmental protection and sustainability. The work may be described as action-oriented, public education or awareness, environmental research, or policy development. This work may have been performed as a result of individuals employment, volunteer contribution or a combination of the two.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • A nominated project, initiative, individual or company must operate/reside within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • A nominated research/development project must be done with relevance to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • No project is too big or too small.
  • Nominees that received an environmental award in the past five years will not be eligible to receive an award.
  • Awards may not be presented in each of the six categories. This is at the discretion of the evaluation committee.

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For more information or to receive a hardcopy of the nomination form, contact:

Environmental Awards Committee

Department of Environment and Conservation
Tel: (709) 729-5783
Toll Free: 1-800-729-6181
Fax: (709) 729-0112

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Past Recipients

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