Earth Day Award

The Livingston County Environmental Management Council (EMC) Earth Day Award recognizes individuals, businesses, agencies, or organizations for outstanding achievements in preserving or improving the Livingston County environment or educating others about Livingston County's environment.  The achievements may have occurred during the previous year or may involve ongoing efforts spanning a number of years.

Earth Day Award Nomination Process

The EMC issues a request for nomination in January/February each year for the Earth Day Award.

For a copy of this year's Earth Day Award Nomination Form, click here.

To see a copy of the Earth Day Award press release, click here.

Earth Day Award Recipient, 2020

EMC Earth Day Award pic 2020
Livingston County Planner Mary Underhill, EMC Chairman Alex Pierce, Brian Sheldon and his former student, Ruth Holbrook.

The Livingston County Environmental Management Council (EMC) selected Brian Sheldon as the 2020 EMC Earth Day Award recipient.  The EMC recognized Mr. Sheldon for more than 10 years of exemplary service as a Science teacher with Livonia High School, his dedication to student education, and his innovative and engaging science curriculum. 

The EMC noted Mr. Sheldon's creative approach to bringing real-world experience to his students, from tours in the community, to research projects in the field, to clean up events in the community.  Encouraging students to learn within and beyond the classroom is a hallmark of Mr. Sheldon's dynamic approach to connecting his students with their social and natural communities.

Mr. Sheldon is known by his peers as a catalyst for learning, an agent for change, and an outstanding educator.  The work of Mr. Sheldon and his students is highly regarded in our community, and the EMC was pleased to select him as the recipient of the 2020 Earth Day Award, on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.