Alison Healing : Lifetime Achievement Award – 2005

Alison Healing has been active in the Conserver Society for a quarter-century, and has served as their chair for many years, carrying them through some lean times and ensuring their continuity and active participation in local environmental issues.

Alison has also played a central role in numerous community efforts to reduce pesticide use, improve waste diversion initiatives, and protect agricultural lands from sprawl development.

She is unique by virtue of her determination and tenacity to find the means to continue working in every possible and positive way.

She finds the people and resources to make things happen, even in the absence of funding. She’s endlessly patient and any lack of progress is met with reflection, reworking and refueling for a new approach.