William Randall : Environmentalist of the Year – 1990

The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the 1990 Environmentalist of the Year was shared by William Randall, Victoria Branden and the Hamilton Teacher’s Credit Union Green Committee.

Bill Randall has been associated with the environmental movement since the early 1970s. In the early eighties, he worked with Ed Smee to restore C.H.O.P. (Clear Hamilton of Pollution) by incorporating the organization under the name of the Conserver Society. He has occupied every office on the Board including one term as Chair of the Board. In 1990, he was in charge of memberships and editing the newsletter, The Environmental Advocate.

As a principal of an elementary school, Bill encouraged and supported his students’ endeavours in enhancing the environment.

He is also an active member of the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, a volunteer speaker for the Conserver Society and an organic gardener and composter.

Bill has two other noteworthy contributions. He gave up smoking cold turkey and breeds large, beautiful moths that are near extinction. The environment is more than a hobby with Bill. He is an environmentalist every day of the week. It is a way of life for him.