ECO Community Impact Award – Nominations Now Being Accepted

ECO Canada created the ECO Community Award to recognize positive contributions to the environment around the country. The award will recognize individuals or groups who have displayed a dedication to environmental advocacy, sustainable initiatives, and skill-building. Increasing public trust and a commitment to make a positive impact on those living within the community, it’s natural areas.

In keeping with our commitment to be the steward for Canada’s environmental workforce, nominations should reflect skill and knowledge development along with environmental best practices.


The award is open to individuals, groups or organizations to shine a spotlight on a community-minded project with an environmental impact that they have completed or are working towards within the last 18 months.

If you have worked on a project with a larger environmental impact that benefits your region or community, or participated in projects outside of your community to create a positive environmental impact, we encourage you to submit a video nomination.

Eligible projects should have been undertaken on a voluntary basis – project work receiving financial compensation is ineligible. Projects that received grant or other funding components may be eligible e.g. non-profit organizations or Indigenous community initiatives. 


  • Community or water-body cleanup projects
  • Traditional environmental knowledge-sharing initiatives
  • Providing sustainable, clean water solutions & training
  • Hosting environmental workshops
  • Non-profit Waste reduction projects or zero-waste initiatives
  • Conservation or habitat management education
  • Other projects and initiatives with a clear benefit to the community & environmental sector as a whole

Nominees will submit a video showcasing and summarizing the impact of their project.
The video submissions will be reviewed and finalists will be determined by our judging panel. The finalists’ videos will then be featured for voting. Learn more at