UW-Whitewater accepting nominations for Environmental Achievement Award

WHITEWATER – The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, and since there is only one, it should be cared for. If you know a person or organization that demonstrates noteworthy contributions to the Earth or addresses important environmental issues, you can nominate them for the first-ever Whitewater Environmental Achievement Award.

“This will highlight some of the great work being done on environmental issues in our community and serve as an inspiration to others,” Jeffrey McKinnon, professor of the department of biological sciences, said.

Nominees must be from either Whitewater or the surrounding area and small communities (e.g. Cold Spring, LaGrange, Lima Center). Self-nominations will be accepted and those who have a candidate in mind should send an e-mail or letter to:

Jeff McKinnon, chair of the Whitewater Environmental Achievement Award Committee

Biological Sciences


800 W. Main St.

Whitewater, WI, 53190

Email: [email protected]

The following information should be provided:

1)    Nominee name, address, telephone number and email addresses (if available).

2)    Nominator name, address, telephone number and email addresses (if available).

3)    A description no longer than one page briefly summarizing how the nominee has contributed to the achievement of environmental sustainability.

Award recipients will be selected based upon originality, uniqueness and impact of their activities. Nominators and/ or nominees may be contacted for additional information.

           Nominations are now being accepted and the deadline to enter is Monday, March 31. Award finalists will be contacted in early April and recipients will be announced at UW-Whitewater’s Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 22 at the Hamilton Center.

“I am very excited about the pace of change on these issues in Whitewater, in Wisconsin and around the country,” McKinnon said. “I think there are a lot of great things happening here that people are not aware of.”