November 16, 2015

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New Brunswick Citizens and Groups

Presented with Environmental Awards


On Saturday, November 14, 2015, two environmental awards were presented to New Brunswick citizens in honour of exemplary service to their community. The prizes, awarded by the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN), recognize significant efforts by citizens and citizen groups toward the protection and restoration of New Brunswick’s environment.

Jocelyne Gauvin, of the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group, was honoured with an Environmental Achievement Award for her passion for sustainable development and her commitment to her community. According to Raissa Marks, Executive Director of the NBEN, “For many years, Jocelyne has dedicated her limitless energy to environment and sustainable development issues in her region with the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group. As she moves towards semi-retirement, we felt that it was an appropriate time to honour her work and efforts.”

The Samaqan Award, for those who have dedicated their efforts to the waters, was presented to Donald Killorn “for his tireless commitment and innovative approaches to the conservation of freshwater ecosystems.” Killorn is the Executive Director of Eastern Charlotte Waterways, a group whose purpose is to promote responsible management and development of the environment through community based actions.

The awards were presented during the Annual General Assembly of the NBEN, which was held in Saint John on November 14, 2015.


Past Recipients

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Zephyr Recipients

For those who have dedicated their efforts to the air and the species that inhabit the air.

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Gaia Recipients

For those who have dedicated their efforts to the earth and the species that inhabit the earth.

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Samaqan Recipients

For those who have dedicated their efforts to the waters and the species that inhabit the waters.

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Phoenix Recipients

For those who have dedicated their efforts to policies and legislation and have been through "the fire".

About the NBEN Awards

The NBEN Awards were established in 1998 recognize significant contributions by citizens and citizen groups toward the protection and restoration of New Brunswick’s environment. Nominations for the awards are made by NBEN member groups and final prizes are awarded by the NBEN Steering Committee. The Awards are presented during the NBEN Annual General Assembly. NBEN member groups and members of NBEN member groups are eligible for an award.

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