This category recognizes youth who have made an outstanding contribution to the protection and/or sustainability of the environment.

Candidates will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Creating or significantly supporting, and developing or sustaining, the effective implementation of an environmental initiative
  • Contributing to make environmental initiatives sustainable and ongoing
  • Making a positive, valuable, and considerable impact on the environment
  • Serving as a role model and mentor for youth, embodying “service above self”, and encouraging/increasing their involvement in environmental issues
  • Providing ongoing leadership, direction, encouragement in support of youth and the environment