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NCEJN EJ Summit Coordinators

Overview The Community Resilience Award is designed to give the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) the opportunity to spotlight community groups and individuals who have made a difference in environmental struggles. Past recipients include: David Caldwell 2014, Belinda Joyner 2015; Macy Hinson, 2016; Devon Hall & REACH, 2016; Ellis Tatum, 2017.

Qualifications for Nominees

  • A community individual or community group currently working on an environmental injustice issue
  • Showing commitment for a safe and healthy environment for the community
  • Unselfishly giving to create a more just society
  • Working for political and social reform
  • Constantly using activism and organizing in the community to achieve environmental justice

Nomination Procedures

While there are no set guidelines for a nomination, a winning nomination should fulfill the qualifications listed above. Be sure to specify the age of the youth nominated. Nominations should be sent to the NCEJN EJ Summit Coordinators, as specified below. Nominations will be accepted until September 22, 2023. The EJ Summit Coordinators will distribute copies of the nominations to the NCEJN Planning Committee. The committee will acknowledge nominations received and communicate the selection process outcome to all nominees. Email submission is preferred.

The Award Presentation

The annual award is presented at the NCEJN Summit, held this year on October 20-21 in Whitakers, North Carolina.

Call for Nominations

Please take a few moments to send us your recommendation so that we can recognize those who help us fulfill our mission of environmental justice. Nominations will be accepted through September 22, 2023. Recipients will be announced at the Summit, and if in attendance, will receive special recognition.