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

2018 Award presented to:Lois award 2018
Lois Corbett

For contributing her extensive expertise in communications, advocacy, and policy development to New Brunswick’s environmental movement, enabling us all to amplify our impact on local, provincial, and national environmental issues.


2017 Award presented to:

Red Head Anthony’s Cove Preservation Association
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In recognition of their unfaltering and ultimately successful commitment to defending their community and home from the threat of heavy industrial development.



2013 Award presented to:

The Fundy Biosphere Reserve
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For their thought-provoking and accessible presentation of climate change through the production of The Whitney Journals.



2012 Award presented to:
Mark D'Arcy
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In recognition of his bold leadership, creative strategies, and tireless devotion to raising public awareness about and mounting resistance to shale gas exploration.



2011 Award presented to:

Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis
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In recognition of their unfaltering commitment to defending their community and home from the environmental impacts of industrial expansion in the face of a multitude of obstacles.



2008 Award presented to:

Petitcodiac Riverkeeper
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For their triumphant effort to restore the Petitcodiac River through community leadership and relentless, strategic and purposeful work at all levels.




2007 Award presented to:

Friends of Rockwood Park
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For mobilizing and empowering the citizens of Saint John to defend their environment and their community in the face of corporate domination.



2006 Award presented to:

Stephanie Coburn
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For her steadfast courage, determination and commitment to the environment and the environmental movement in New Brunswick.




2005 Award presented to:

Florian Levesque
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In recognition of his resolute work in organizing people and communities and defending the North Shore from becoming a sacrifice zone.




2004 Award presented to:

David Coon & Inka Milewski
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For taking a direct hit and standing strong for our environment and our communities in the face of corporate intimidation.








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2003 Award presented to:

Brenda Kelley
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For her dedication to ensuring a healthy environment in Bathurst and honouring her leadership as a powerful mover and shaker who rallies the community when the environment is in danger.



2002 Award presented to:
David Coon
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For his devotion to conservation and sustainable communities and for his thoughtful guidance which has been a source of strength and inspiration for New Brunswick's environmental movement.



2001 Award presented to:

Jerry Cook 
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For providing thoughtful and effective community leadership on major environmental issues in Sainte-Marie de Kent.




Denis Belliveau
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For having provided thoughtful and effective community leadership around the primary environmental concerns in Sainte-Marie de Kent.




2000 Award presented to:
Luc Boucher
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For the relentlessness with which these three people defended the interests of the whole province and all citizens of New-Brunswick during multiple meetings and exchanges with representatives of the forestry industry hostile to the project of the creation of new natural protected areas in New-Brusnwick.


Roberta Clowater
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For providing thoughtful and effective community leadership on the primary environmental issues in Sainte-Marie de Kent.




Jessie Davies
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For the dedication she has shown to the development of a protected areas system, including defending the interests of New Brunswickers through many meetings with representatives of the forest industry.




1999 Award presented to:
J. Denys Bourque
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For his dedication and relentless work towards environmental protection and the implementation of environmental policies in the Madawaska region as well as for the forests of our province.



1998 Award presented to:

Heather Lam
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For her dedicated efforts to increase public awareness of the inhumane treatment of circus animals and for striving to effect bylaws which would restrict circuses with animal acts from performing in the city of Fredericton.



1998 Award presented to:

Amelia Clarke
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For her ability to fuel the flames of activism in everyone she meets and to acknowledge her success in creating the Sierra Youth Coalition, an organization dedicated to policy change and environmental activism.
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