Green heroes honoured

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The 20th annual provincial Environment Awards were handed out today at a luncheon at the Admiral's Green Clubhouse in Pippy Park, St. John's.

The awards recognize individuals and groups that have dedicated time to protecting, conserving and sustaining the environment.

Robert O'Brien, founder of Ocean Net - an organization that concentrates on marine conservation - took home the lifetime achievement award.

Other winners were Geneva Woodward from Sandy Cove, the Deer Lake Community Improvements Committee, Youth for Environment Awareness (YEA!) from Baie Verte, The Town of Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook and The Sprout restaurant in St. John's.

The awards were presented by Environment and Conservation Minister Charlene Johnson.

Organizations: Ocean Net, Town of Glenburnie-Birchy

Geographic location: St. John's, Pippy Park, Geneva Deer Lake Community Baie Verte

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  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Lots of green people in Nfld. talking about Sandy Pond. Not one talking about Churchill River.

  • Brad
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Charlene Johnson, who is she? What a hypocrite, I guess the government needs pristine environments to turn into toxic waste dumps. It is nice to see people protecting the environment as they see the value in natural ecosystems and their importance to our health and well being. Perhaps we could hire one of these people as Environment and Conservation in our province, since we have had that position open here for a long time. What next, Paul Watson working with tourism Newfoundland and Labrador?

  • Donny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Funny stuff. These groups are dedicated to protecting, preserving and sustaining the environment, and the minister presenting the awards, Charlene Johnson, isn't! How's the destruction of Sandy Pond coming along Ms. Johnson?

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Lots of green people in Nfld. talking about Sandy Pond. Not one talking about Churchill River.

  • Brad
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    Charlene Johnson, who is she? What a hypocrite, I guess the government needs pristine environments to turn into toxic waste dumps. It is nice to see people protecting the environment as they see the value in natural ecosystems and their importance to our health and well being. Perhaps we could hire one of these people as Environment and Conservation in our province, since we have had that position open here for a long time. What next, Paul Watson working with tourism Newfoundland and Labrador?

  • Donny
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    Funny stuff. These groups are dedicated to protecting, preserving and sustaining the environment, and the minister presenting the awards, Charlene Johnson, isn't! How's the destruction of Sandy Pond coming along Ms. Johnson?