2024 Environmental Awards

Environmental Awards for Student, Volunteer, Teacher, Business, Government Agency

The deadline for the award nomination form is March 16, 2024

In 250 words or less explain why the nominee deserves this award: explain accomplishments or activities, impact on the environment/community, etc.

Send to contest@cincinnatiearthday.org

Download copy of nomination form here

Do you know anyone whose efforts on behalf of the environment have made Greater Cincinnati a better place to live?

       Well, the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition (GCEC) is looking for nominations in the following categories:

Volunteer - Nominee must be nominated for work done as a citizen/volunteer, not paid by a Business or Agency.

Business/Organization - Nominee work must be for a business as an employee or consultant.

Student - Nominee must be enrolled in K-12th grade or college. Work must be performed as student; clubs are acceptable.

Government - Nominee must work for a government agency.

Teacher - Nominee must be a teacher for K-12th grade, college, or day care. Home School is allowed.

2024 Environmental Award Winners

Business Honoree, Non-Profit - Chris Smyth, Common Orchard Project

Business Honoree, For-Profit - Mendel Rosenberg, GearSupply

Student Honoree - Audrey Symon, Walnut Hill High School

Educational Honoree - Justine Cefalu, Cincinnati Classical Academy

Educational Honoree - Anna-Kate Reagan, Cincinnati Classical Academy

Volunteer Honoree - Susan Bilz, Price Hill Safety Community Action Team, Summer Youth Work Program

Volunteer Honoree - Linda Ackerman, Price Hill Safety Community Action Team, Summer Youth Work Program

Government Agency Honoree - Tanner Yess, Groundwork Ohio River Valley

2023 Environmental Award Winners

Business Honoree - Jack Bendamore, Jung King

Student Honoree - Caden Elrod, Walnut Hills High School

Educational Honoree - Jocelyn Welch, Mercy Montessori 

Volunteer Honoree - Gary Heaton, Drive Electric Ohio

Government Agency Honoree - Jane Ice, Environmental Protection Agency

2022 Environmental Award Winners

Business Honoree - Taft Law

Student Honoree - Amanda Hanger

Educational Honoree - Susan M Pinney, PhD, FACE

Volunteer Honoree - Jeanne Nightengale

Government Agency Honoree - The Cincinnati Climate, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee

2019 Environmental Award Winners

Business Honoree - Contemporary Arts Center

Student Honoree - Lynn Lorio

Educational Honoree - Colleen McSwiggin

Volunteer Honoree - Heather Sturgill

Government Agency Honoree - Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

2018 Environmental Award Winners

Business Honoree - L'Oréal USA

Student Honoree - Taylor Hicks

Educational Honoree - Stephanie Carter

Volunteer Honoree - Bradley Cooper

Government Agency Honoree - Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

2017 Environmental Award Winners

Business Honoree - Aberlin Springs

Student Honoree - Sophia Dovenbarger

Educational Honoree - Kylie Johnson, Green Learning Station Coordinator

Volunteer Honoree - Jennifer Ballard

Government Agency Honoree - Blue Ash Summit Park

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