Sustainability Awards

Sustainability awards

reThink Green’s annual Sustainability Awards highlights achievements in community carbon reduction, sustainability, and leadership in the area of environmentalism. Thank you to everyone who nominated individuals and businesses making a difference this year!

The 2023 awards were held online on Thursday, April 20th. Thank you so much to the amazing winners!

The full recording of the awards is available here

Award Descriptions

Environmental Champion

A person that has gone above and beyond professionally what is expected of them in sustainability. This person has made a positive impact in Northern Ontario abroad or in their community with the resources they have at their disposal to benefit the community through sustainable practices. 

Sustainability in COVID

Sustainability during COVID-19 is difficult. We’re celebrating a business or organization keeping the planet in mind. Highlighting their fantastic sustainability and resilience during the covid-19 global health crisis.

Educator of the Year

The Environmental Educator Award is given to an educator who shows initiative in creating opportunities for environmental education and who centers the concept of sustainability in their teaching and in their actions. They are a champion for environmentalism and sustainability and have made a lasting impact on their students and community.

Youth Leadership

A person under 25 who has shown leadership with environmental sustainability. They are committed to their cause by putting their time and energy into achieving this goal through projects, community engagement, and innovation. Their success has benefitted their community and inspires others to up the cause.

Erica Lagios Memorial Award in Food Sustainability

This award is given to a business, not for profit, or organization that has made a tremendous impact in the areas of food security, capacity, or availability where local agriculture is concerned. This can range from reducing the steps it takes for food to reach from farm to table, or by creating new systems for food to be distributed to members of the community who otherwise would not have access to local, fresh food stuffs.

Member of the Year

Green Economy North celebrates a member who showed exceptional effort, advocacy, and dedication in reducing their carbon emissions through scope 1 or scope 2 emissions.

Nomination Form

Do you know an individual or business in Northeastern Ontario that fits one of our award descriptions and deserves to be recognized for their work in sustainability?

Fill out our nomination form!

Note: if nominating for Educator of the Year, please specify where they teach
If they have a website or public social media presence where they discuss their work in sustainability, please put the web address/handles here
This will help us contact them if they are chosen for the award

2023 awards

The 2023 awards were held in April 2023

Environmental Champion

2023 Winner: Rachelle Niemela

Sustainability in COVID

2023 winner: Manidoo Bineshii Dreams

Educator of the Year

2023 winner: Cori Davy

Member of the Year

2023 winner: Morin Industrial Coatings Ltd.

Erica Lagios Memorial Award

2023 winner: Knowhere Public House

Youth Leadership

2023 winner: Madison Chrusch and Samantha Naokwegijig