Green Venture wins Environmentalist of the Year Award!

Green Venture is very proud and pleased to be recognized with the Hamilton Environmentalist of the Year Award for 2010! The media release from the EOY organizers is below.

Hopefully we’ll see you at the dinner on June 8.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For immediate release

Hamilton’s Environmentalists of the Year Award Winners Announced

The Hamilton Environmentalists of the Year Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s award recipients.

The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year for 2010 will be awarded to Green Venture for their efforts to improve the environment and quality of life of our community. Green Venture is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing environmental programs that promote and encourage environmentally sustainable habits and lifestyles in our community, for over 16 years. These efforts by Green Venture towards educating and motivating the public truly embody the spirit of the Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year.

Four Awards of Merit will also be awarded this year:

  • Bill Kennedy is being recognized for his long-term commitment to the local environment and his tireless work in promoting efforts to protect trees through his involvement with the Dundas Valley Tree Keepers.
  • The Trail Maintenance Team Group of the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club is being recognized for their initiative, efforts and determination in replacing the Sherman Falls Bridge and improving access to the Bruce Trail around the location.
  • The founding members of  SERE (Social and Ecological Responsibility in Education) Committee of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board are being recognized for their efforts to raise environmental awareness, heighten knowledge and increase participation in the school board, the curriculum and individual schools.
  • Glenn Marshall is being recognized for his efforts towards assisting and helping business organizations in adopting more environmentally sustainable practices in addition to his local interests in reducing the cosmetic use of pesticides.

Awards dinner on June 8, 2011

The Awards will be presented at the 32nd Annual Environmentalists of the Year Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at the Michelangelo Banquet Centre at 1555 Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton. Refreshments will start at 5:30 PM and dinner will be served at 6:30 PM followed by a presentation by Dr. Joe Minor about the ecological significance of the Eramosa Karst. Anyone interested is invited to help celebrate Environment Week and over three decades of environmental activism in Hamilton by attending.

Tickets are available at $30 per person and must be purchased in advance by June 4th. Tables for eight or ten can be reserved. Tickets can be purchased at Royal Botanical Gardens’ Shop in Burlington (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily);  in the centre of the city by calling Environment Hamilton (905) 549-0900 or email at and in the west end by calling (905) 648-3391.

Who sponsors the EOY Awards?

The Environmentalists of the Year Awards and Dinner have been held each year for over thirty years. An independent committee of judges determines the award recipients. The Awards program is co-sponsored by the Conserver Society of Hamilton and District, the United Nations Association in Canada-Hamilton Branch, the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, Environment Hamilton, Royal Botanical Gardens, Friends of Red Hill Valley, and the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club with support from the Hamilton Conservation Authority, the Bay Area Restoration Council, and EcoNet.

For additional information on the Awards Dinner please call (905) 547-5116.


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