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Call for Nominations: Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action

Author: Jefferson Land Trust | 02/14/23

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Do you know any 12- to 19-year-olds who impress you with their commitment to the environment and their leadership skills? If so, we encourage you to nominate them for the newly created Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action.

The $500 award, provided by an anonymous community member, will be given to a young person who has, in the last year, shown leadership, commitment, and innovation to build a community that’s healthy, happy, sustainable, and deeply connected to nature for generations to come.

The list below provides some examples of the types of actions that eligible nominees may be taking to demonstrate their commitment to environmental action in our community:

  • Working on environmental protection and/or restoration
  • Influencing people’s behavior toward sustainable living
  • Building environmental and climate change awareness within our community
  • Engaging collaboratively and bringing about positive change

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nominees must be between 12-19 years old as of March 16, 2023
  • Nominees must live in Jefferson County
  • Jefferson Land Trust current or former staff members, board members, or their immediate family members are not eligible to win the award or to nominate anyone for the award.


Nominations are quick and easy, and may be submitted using this form by midnight March 6, 2023, or by emailing your nomination to with the subject line: Fairbank Youth Award Nominee.

The winner’s guardian will be notified by email on March 15, 2023, and the winner will be announced publicly at Jefferson Land Trust’s Conservation Breakfast, to be held virtually on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 9:00 – 10:30 am.