The Environmental Achievement Awards was started in 2004 and recognizes volunteers and educators who lead environmental sustainability initiatives and work to promote, preserve and enhance Coquitlam’s natural environment.
Nominations are made for individuals or groups who volunteer or go above and beyond in the areas of environmental conservation/protection, environmental education/public awareness, environmental sustainability and habitat enhancement/rehabilitation.
A sample of volunteer actions and projects from previous years includes: shoreline cleanups, litter cleanups, salmon habitat restoration, storm drain marking, nest box maintenance, guided public hikes, pollinator gardens, educational events, invasive plant removal and stewardship activities. Eligible volunteers and organizations can also nominate themselves.
Nominations for this year's event have closed - winners will be announced in late June.
Eligible Projects and Activities
Environmental education/public awareness
Sustainability – e.g. waste reduction and recycling, climate action, water conservation, food security/gardening, sustainable transportation, etc.
Individual Green Sprout – ages 3-12
Individual – ages 13-18
Individual – 19 and over
Teacher or Educator
Youth Group – School or Club
Adult Group – Organization, Service Club, etc.
Lifetime Achievement - 20 years or more of volunteer experience
Nominees do not need to be residents of Coquitlam, but the activities for which they are being nominated should occur in Coquitlam or should be of benefit to our community.
Public recognition by City Council
Invitation to attend the annual Environmental Volunteer Celebration