City of Brantford Environmental Recognition Awards
The City’s Environmental Policy Advisory Committee has received nominations for the 2013 awards and has announced the winners of the inaugural City of Brantford Environmental Recognition Awards.
Reuben DeBoer is this year’s recipient in the youth leadership category and Doris Myke receives the award in the adult leadership category.
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About the Awards
The City of Brantford established the Brantford Environmental Recognition Awards in 2013. The City’s Environmental Policy Advisory Committee will call for nominations in a number of categories. The awards will be presented annually to adults and youths who have demonstrated environmental leadership.
The Adult Environmental Recognition Award honours an individual who has made a substantial contribution to green/environmental issues within Brantford.
The Youth Environmental Recognition Award honours the leadership of young people in projects that create a cleaner, greener Brantford.
The Committee encourages nominations of individuals who have demonstrated leadership in projects that resulted in measurable improvements in preservation, conservation, sustainability, education, advocacy, green infrastructure, or environmental clean ups and restoration.
Examples of youth-led projects: naturalize school grounds, reduce waste, recycle, conserve energy, protect wildlife, fundraise, and educate others.
Eligibility Requirements & Rules
- Individuals who are nominated must be a resident of the City of Brantford. If he or she does not, the project must directly contribute to improving the environment in Brantford.
- Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by another person or group.
- No project is too big or too small.
- Nominations will be assessed by a panel created and monitored by the Environmental Policy Advisory Board.
- The committee can choose to issue no award if there are not enough nominations or nominations do not score well in the judging criteria.
- Previous nominees are eligible for nomination again but must be able to demonstrate progress on the initiatives identified in the previous nomination.
- Previous recipients of the Environmental Recognition Award are eligible for nomination again three years after winning. For example, 2013 winners would be eligible for nomination again in 2016.
- Posthumous awards will not be given.
- Elected officials are not eligible for the Environmental Recognition Award.
- City of Brantford agencies, boards, commissions, special purpose bodies and City divisions are not eligible for the Environmental Recognition Award.
The awards have a simple nomination process:
- basic identifying information
- details of the project
- supporting documents or pictures are encouraged
Nomination forms can be requested by email, telephone (519-759-4150), fax (519 759-7840) or mail to:
P.O. Box 818
Brantford ON N3R 5R7
Award recipients will be selected by the committee and the awards will be presented at a ceremony during Earth Week. Each award recipient’s environmental achievements will be featured on the City’s website and distributed to local media.
Nominations will be assessed on the following criteria:
Effectiveness (worth 50% of the final score)
- What were the goals of the project? Were the goals met?
- What was achieved and how was success measured?
Innovation, creativity and originality (worth 20% of final score)
- What innovative methods, strategies or ideas were used and how were they applied?
Promotion of environmental stewardship (worth 15% of final score)
- What actions were taken to share the project’s success and motivate others to contribute to a greener Brantford?
Foresight (worth 15% of the final score)
- Provide examples of how leadership, vision, foresight and persistence were demonstrated.
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