Awards

It is the honor of EECO to recognize individuals and organizations that are providing exemplary EE and striving to preserve our natural environment in Ohio. Consider nominating a deserving person or organization for an EECO Award by downloading and submitting the nomination form. Nominations are accepted each year for the following awards. An awards committee reviews all nominations and selects recipients. Awards are presented during the EECO Annual Conference each April.

For a complete list of past award winners, please click here.




Finlay-Johnson Award - given to an EECO member for making a significant or outstanding contribution to EECO.

This year given to Jeff Montavon, (pictured on right, on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)



Christy Dixon Award - given to a young professional who has contributed significantly to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to Elisabeth Barnett (pictured on right, on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)


Outstanding Environmental Educator in the field of formal education - given to a preschool, elementary, middle school, high school or college teacher, administrator or curriculum specialist for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to Empress Bethel & Lorrie Huysman, (pictured on right, on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)



Outstanding Environmental Educator in the field of nonformal education - given to a nonformal educator for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to Paul Knoop, accepting the award on his behalf is Cathy Knoop (pictured with Alli Shaw, EECO President on left)


Outstanding Volunteer Award - given to a volunteer who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to Mary and Steve Hill, (pictured on right, on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)


The Charley Harper Award - given to a artist who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio through various forms of art.

This year given to David FitzSimmons



Organization Award - given to a business or organization that has made a significant contribution to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to Project Learning Tree- Ohio, (pictured on right accepting the award are Sue Wintering and Kim High , on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)


Publications Award - given to a publication that has made a significant contribution to the public understanding of an environmental issue(s).

This year given to Nature Preserves of Columbus Ohio Postcard Book (pictured on right is Sue Wintering Accepting the award, on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)


Ohio Alliance for the Environment Award – given to a business or industry that is dedicated to fostering a climate of cooperation for resolving environmental problems. This year given to Trufast Corporation- not pictured as they were unable to attend.


The President's Award - given to a member of the organization that has shown special dedication to EECO or was great influence or mentor to the current President of EECO. 

This year given to Marty McTigue (pictured on right, on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)


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