It is important that we keep in mind those who are heroes and villains in our efforts to protect the environment. Each year, this site takes a poll to find those most deserving to be in the Environmental Hall of Fame and the Environmental Hall of Shame. Nominations are now open for awards for those who have most affected the environment by words or action. With the ongoing debate about global warming and environmental regulations, nominees should be easy to find. Please send your nominations for each category by e-mail through the “Contact” link or put it in the comment section . If you would, please include a short reason that your nominee should be chosen and suggest a suitable gift if they win.
Nominations will be taken until March 31st, 2014. The nominees will then be listed and this site will conduct a poll to determine the winner in each category. You may suggest a suitable prize for your nominee. Please be imaginative, as particularly thoughtful or humorous nominations will be recognized and published on this site
The 2012 Environmental Hall of Fame winner was President Barack Obama for his efforts to protect the environment through executive action, such as mileage standards and addressing air pollution through EPA action.
The 2012 Hall of Shame award went to Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, both who fund climate denial activities while allowing donors to remain anonymous and hide their vested interests.
Past years winners and their gifts were:
Hall of Fame - Gift
2012 President Barack Obama - A little coöperation from Congress, so please write your Representatives.
2011 James Hansen – A massive presence at the 2012 Citizen’s Climate Lobby
2010 RealClimate.org - A recommendation from this site. ( Priceless)
2009 Benno Hansen, ThinkAboutIt Blogger - A Subscription to Science News.
Hall of Shame
2012 Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund - An IRS investigation of their of their tax-exempt status.
2011 Halliburton (Cheney) - A big glass of water from a well next to a hydrofracking operation.
2010 Koch Brothers - A petition to the Wizard of Oz for the grant of a social conscience.
2009 SpaceGuy, Newsvine Blogger - The movie Wall-E, representing his view of the future of Earth.
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