We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -Aldo Leopold

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    2020 Environmentalist of the Year Awards & Celebration - CANCELED

    Environmentalist of the Year Celebration

    EOY 2020 is Canceled

    THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 - Today the NMEAC Board took the unprecedented action of canceling our 32nd Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards & Celebration scheduled for Friday, April 24th at the Dennos Museum due to the coronavirus. This was an extremely tough decision but the board felt it was the right one to make.

    We want to protect the health and safety of all our nominees, supporters, underwriters and advertisers. Many large gatherings in Michigan are now being canceled and we wanted to be sure everyone had enough advance notice. We are rescheduling the event to April 23, 2021.

    This is our largest event of the year and it has been held for 32 years annually since 1988. We also expect other large gathering events in our region to be canceled in the near future. This is also NMEAC's 40th Anniversary and we had planned a separate event for this fall and the event is in the planning stages.

    Greg Reisig
    Co-Chair, NMEAC

    PS from your editor: The 55 nominations this year were outstanding again. We'll use them next year, perhaps accepting a few more honoring the great things folks will do in the next 12 months. More info will be coming to sponsors and others instrumental to EOY 2020.

    April 24, 2020 at 5:30pm
    Dennos Museum and Milliken Auditorium
    1701 E Front St
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    United States
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