Nominate Your Eco-Hero! Deadline: July 31

The Milton F. Gregg Awards are back and bigger than ever!

The awards have been presented by the Conservation Council annually since 1981 to deserving individuals and organizations who have contributed to protecting New Brunswick’s environment.

This year we’ve expanded the Milton F Gregg Awards in celebration of our 50th year of environmental action in New Brunswick. You can now nominate your Eco-Hero in one of 15 categories!

The main Eco-Hero award is given in memory of Milton F. Gregg, who was a founding member of the Conservation Council and had a particular concern for the health of the Wolastoq (St. John) River. Gregg served as federal cabinet minister, diplomat and Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick.

Click here to see out full list of award categories!

  1. Milton F. Gregg Award  –  honoring one’s impact on the New Brunswick environment or lifetime achievement
  2. Innovator Award – honoring one’s contribution to environmental/clean energy technology in New Brunswick
  3. Community Leadership Award – honoring of one’s contribution to their community (regional or provincial level)
  4. Youth Activist Award – honoring a person under 30 who has demonstrated a commitment to activism, education, leadership
  5. Local Food Champion Award – honoring one’s work in the the promotion of local agriculture, products and services
  6. Arts and the Environment Award – honoring one’s use of their art in the promotion environmental causes
  7. Indigenous Knowledge Award – honoring one’s promotion of traditional principles for building better relationships with the earth
  8. Fresh Eyes Award – honoring a newcomer to Canada who has seized opportunities to support the environmental movement
  9. Climate Change Award –  honoring one’s contribution towards pushing climate policy change and leading people to climate action
  10. Fresh Water Protector Award – honoring one’s work in sciences, aquatic animal protection, erosion control, community education, freshwater clean-up, etc…
  11. Marine Environments Protector Award honoring one’s work in marine sciences, marine animal protection, community fisheries, community education, ocean clean-up, etc…
  12. Forests Protector Award – honoring one’s work to promote community forests, more sustainable forestry practices, animal protection, etc…
  13. Outdoor Educator Award – honoring one’s work towards educating youth and adults to better understand New Brunswick ecosystems or develop a life-long love of being in nature
  14. Eco Builder Award – honoring of one’s work towards promoting energy efficiency, low carbon design and  local materials in New Brunswick
  15. Renewable Energy Award – honoring one’s work towards creating renewable energy training programs or community co-op projects, and promoting renewable as policy alternatives

Please submit nominations by July 31. Our selection committee will notify you and the nominee by September 1. Our awards ceremony will be held at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton on October 12th, 2019 from 7 – 9 p.m.


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