Columbia County Environmental Management Council (EMC) 2019 Good Earthkeeping Award

February 28th, 2019

The County Environmental Management Council has put out a call for the 2019 Good Earth Keeping Awards.  Maybe you know of a deserving person or organization  Attached is the nomination requirements.  There are multiple categories,  individual adults, or educational or business groups; and also youth categories, both individuals and groups  The nomination process is simple, just a letter.  Other supporting letters aren’t required but they can be compelling additions to a nomination if you can get them.

Rules for Nominations:  

The Columbia County EMC established the Good Earthkeeping Award in 1982 to acknowledge and commend county residents, groups and/or businesses that have made a real contribution to the conservation, preservation, improvement or facilitation of a better understanding of our environment. The contribution must have taken place in Columbia County.

The nomination must include the following information:

  1. Nomination categories – ADULT: individual, educational, group or business. Nominees must be 18 years or older. YOUTH — an individual or group category for ages 13-17.
  2. Name, daytime phone number, post office and email addresses of the nominee(s).
  3. Short description of the nominee’s contributions to preserve, improve or promote a better understanding of the environment and why you feel they should be recognized for their efforts and/or actions.
  4. Name, daytime phone number, post office and email addresses of the person(s) submitting the nomination.
  5. Current members of the EMC are excluded from being nominated. Self-nominations are not accepted and family members can’t nominate family or other members of their household.

Nominations must be either mailed to:  Good Earthkeeping Award; Columbia County Environmental Management Council; 401 State Street; Hudson, NY  12534 or emailed to Patrice Perry at  by April 17 to be considered.  Submissions will be reviewed by EMC members. Winners will be notified via email or first class mail and invited to the May 20 EMC meeting to receive their award. Members of the community and the press will also be invited to attend the presentation.

The Columbia County Environmental Management Council is a duly appointed body of volunteer citizens charged with advising the County Board of Supervisors on environmental matters affecting Columbia County.

Please direct questions to Ed Simonsen, EMC Chairman at or Theresa Mayhew, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties, at 1.28.19