ECO COmmunity Impact Award

ECO Canada created the ECO Community Award to recognize positive contributions to the environment around the country. The award will allow individuals or groups who have displayed a dedication to environmental advocacy and public trust and a commitment to make a positive impact on those living within the community, its natural areas or sustainability initiatives.

Who is Eligible?

The award is open to individuals, groups or organizations to shine a spotlight on a community-minded project with an environmental impact that they have completed or are working towards within the last 18 months.

If you have worked on a project with a larger environmental impact that benefits your region or community, or participated in volunteer work outside of your community to create a positive environmental impact we encourage you to submit a video nomination.

Eligible projects should have been undertaken on a voluntary basis – project work receiving financial compensation is ineligible. Projects that received a nominal grant or funding component may be eligible and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Eligible Projects Might Include:

  • Community or water-body cleanup projects
  • Traditional environmental knowledge-sharing initiatives
  • Providing clean water solutions to communities in need
  • Hosting environmental workshops
  • Recyling initiatives
  • Waste-reduction or zero-waste projects
  • Conservation or habitat management work (not for profit)
  • Other projects and initiatives with a clear benefit to the community

Submit a Nomination

Nominees should submit a video showcasing and summarizing the impact of their project.
The video submissions will be reviewed and finalists will be determined by our judging panel. The finalist videos will then be available here for voting.

Download the nomination criteria to get started

Submit YOUR nomination form and Video

Finalists may be required to submit additional information to support their nomination.

ECO Canada is accepting nominations until September 30, 2020. Please read the nomination criteria before submitting your nomination. A member of our team will review your submission and will get in touch with you.