The ACT Environment Awards celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of individuals and environment groups in the ACT Region, and the contributions they have made to the environment.
The nomination period has now closed.
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, with bushfires devastating our community and environment, and with Covid-19 changing our lives indefinitely. Nonetheless, many people in our community have done impressive work, persevering to make creative changes to their environmental work, and protecting the community from environmental damage. Nominate an individual or member group that you admire, and celebrate environmentalism, community and perseverance.
The 2020 ACT Environment Awards will be presented at the Online Spring Dinner on Saturday 7th November 2020. We encourage everyone to buy a ticket to the dinner to celebrate with us and support our work.
Environmentalist of the Year
The ACT Environmentalist of the Year Award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection of the environment through any avenue, be it advocacy, management, community building, research or anything in between.
Anyone in the ACT Region is eligible to apply. The winner will receive a framed certificate.
Moira and John Rowland Young Environmentalist of the Year (28 years or under)
The ACT Environmentalist of the Year Award recognises a person under 28 years old who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection of the environment through any avenue, be it advocacy, management, community building, research or anything in between.
This annual award is in memory of Moira and John Rowland who were lifelong committed environmentalists and played a lead role in establishing the Conservation Council ACT Region and the Canberra Environment Centre.
The Award winner will receive a framed certificate and a cash prize of $250.
Conservation Council Member Group of the Year
The Conservation Council Member Group Award recognises the very valuable input and role of our member groups in being a voice for the environment. The Award is to go to a Conservation Council Member Group that has made an outstanding contribution to the environment.
Any financial member group of the Conservation Council for the 2019-20 financial year. Member groups nominating for this award are also welcome to nominate individuals for the other award categories.
The Award winner will receive a framed certificate.
How to Nominate
The nomination period for the 2020 ACT Environment Awards is now closed.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The judging panel is made up of two past winners and a member of the Conservation Council board. This year’s panel:
- Aoibhinn Crimmins (2019 Young Environmentalist of the Year)
- Lawrence McIntosh (2019 Environmentalist of the Year)
- Peter Ottesen (Conservation Council board member)