It is important that we keep in mind those who are heroes and villains in our efforts to protect the environment. Each year, this site takes a poll to find those most deserving of recognition in the Environmental Hall of Fame and the Environmental Hall of Shame. Nominations are now open for awards to those who have most affected the environment by words or action. With the ongoing debate about global warming and environmental regulations, nominees should be easy to find. Please send at least one nomination for each category by e-mail through the “Contact” link or put it in the comment section . If you would, please include a short reason that your nominee should be chosen and suggest a suitable gift if they win.
The 2011 Environmental Hall of Fame Winner was James Hansen for playing a pivotal role in delaying a decision on the XL pipeline whose construction would greatly accelerate global warming. The 2011 Hall of Shame award went to Halliburton (Cheney), for the Halliburton clause in the Clean Water Act. This clause provided a loophole that allows the composition of fracking chemicals to remain secret, thanks to Cheney. Past years winners and their gifts were:
Hall of Fame - Gift
2010 RealClimate.org - A recommendation from this site. ( Priceless)
2009 Benno Hansen, ThinkAboutIt Blogger - A Subscription to Science News.
Hall of Shame
2010 Koch Brothers - A petition to the Wizard of Oz for the grant of a social conscience.
2009 SpaceGuy, Newsvine Blogger - The movie Wall-E, representing his view of the future of Earth.
Nominations will be taken until January 31st, 2013. The nominees will then be listed and this site will conduct a poll in February to determine the winner in each category. You may suggest a suitable prize for your nominee. Please be imaginative, as particularly thoughtful or humorous nominations will be recognized and published on this site.
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