Ottawa, November 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Museum of Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 National Nature Inspiration Awards presented at the virtual ceremony tonight.
These annual awards, now in their eighth year, recognize individuals, businesses and nonprofits for their leadership, innovation and creative approach to sustainability in connecting Canadians with nature and the natural world. increase.
The winners of 2021 are:
- Lisa Mintz, a community organizer in Montreal, Quebec, has advocated leading the conservation and conservation of urban green spaces.
- Autumn Peltier, a teenager in Ottawa, Ontario, worked on access to clean water in an indigenous community.
- Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, SmartICE has integrated the technology and traditional knowledge of the Arctic community to monitor changes in sea ice.
- The Canadian Wildlife Federation in Ottawa appreciates the National Wild Outside Program, which motivates young people to connect with the nature of the urban community.
- Tentree, a sustainable garment manufacturer and retailer in Vancouver, British Columbia, appreciated an innovative approach to incorporating tree planting into its business model.
- The Kingfisher Interpretive Center Society in Enderby, British Columbia has provided a volunteer-led educational program on salmon conservation.When
- Ken Juett, a rural community in Malma, Ontario, has been involved in philanthropic and nature maintenance efforts to revive the indigenous maple of Canada.
The 2021 Awards cover seven categories: Youth (17+), Adults, Nonprofit (Small to Medium), Nonprofit (Large), Sustainable Business, Community Behavior, and Lifetime Achievements. ..
Megbekel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Nature, said: “Whether the impact of their efforts is local, regional or national, all their innovative projects give us hope to guide us towards a sustainable future.”
A video about each recipient in 2021 can be found at nature.ca / awards.
The judges selected the winners after narrowing down the entries to the finalist candidate list. Winners will receive $ 5,000 and can “prepay” for selected nature-related programs.
The 2021 award was supported by sponsor Facebook. Media partners The Globe and Mail and Walrus. And Category Sponsor: Canadian Council for Natural Science and Engineering (Youth). BDO Canada LLP (Adult); Ontario Power Generation (Non-Profit, Small and Medium); Polar Knowledge Canada (Non-Profit, Large); Nasco Building Cleaning Inc. (Community Action) and The Mosaic Company (Sustainable Business).
About the Canadian Museum of Nature:
Save the world through evidence, knowledge and inspiration! The Canadian Museum of Nature is a national museum of natural history and science in Canada. The museum offers evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences, and meaningful engagement with nature’s past, present, and future. This is achieved through scientific research, a collection of 14.6 million specimens, educational programs, signatures and traveling exhibitions, and the dynamic website nature.ca. Follow the museum on Twitter (@museumofnature), facebook.com / Canadianmuseumofnature.
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