About the EOY Awards

The Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards have been held each year since 1979, to honour individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to the protection and/or enhancement of the environment in the City of Hamilton.

Past recipients include: Dr. Victor Cecilioni, Dr. Ray Lowes, Gil Simmons, Dr. Jack Vallentyne, Don McLean, Dr. Lynda Lukasik, Ian Reid, Dr. Brian McCarry, GASP, and the Save the Valley Committee.

Nominations Open for the 2019-2020 Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards

Hamilton’s Environmentalists’ of the Year Award Committee is looking for individuals, groups and businesses who have taken an active role in environmental activity and leadership in Hamilton. The 2019 awards program did not go ahead as a result of the pandemic, and so the organizing committee will be taking nominations for both 2019 and 2020, until March 31, 2021.

Sponsored by the Conserver Society of Hamilton and District, Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, Environment Hamilton, Bay Area Restoration Council, United Nations Association in Canada -Hamilton Branch, Friends of Red Hill Valley, Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club and Royal Botanical Gardens, the awards are in their 42nd year. Recipients will be recognized during a virtual awards recognition event via Zoom during Environment Week in early June.

Nominations for all awards are due by March 31 and must be accompanied by a detailed nomination package. Information and forms can be downloaded here. The Betty Blashill Environmental Prize nomination form can be requested by emailing contactus@environmenthamilton.org.

For media information, contact:

John Struger, (905) 547-5116 – john.struger@sympatico.ca
Barbara McKean, (905) 527-1158 ext. 247  – bmckean@rbg.ca

Awards :

  • The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Environmentalist of the Year Award is presented to an individual, group or business in recognition of an outstanding contribution to environmental activity and leadership in Hamilton. The nominee should have demonstrated a long-standing, significant commitment to the environment, which may have been expressed in both professional and voluntary efforts. Normally this award is presented to recognize efforts spread over a period of years, however, a single outstanding achievement may be considered.
  • The Environmentalists of the Year Award of Merit is presented each year to recognize excellence in environmental effort in the Hamilton area by individuals, groups and businesses. This may include a sustained effort over a number of years, or particular projects that have taken place over a shorter period of time. More than one Award of Merit may be presented.

Sponsors :

  • Conserver Society of Hamilton and District
  • Hamilton Naturalists’ Club
  • Environment Hamilton
  • Bay Area Restoration Council
  • United Nations Association in Canada – Hamilton Branch
  • Friends of Red Hill Valley
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club