​“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead

Our community stands out as a place that’s filled with informed, engaged citizens working to uphold shared values. As a result of these efforts, our community continues to enjoy protected, thriving ecosystems that support life and attract visitors. Environmental Heroes is a tribute to that work. 

Thursday, September 13th
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Environmental Heroes 15th Annual Awards Banquet
at the gorgeous Barnstar venue in Ferndale

Honor our Heroes

Our lone Hero this year, Carl Weimer, has accomplished inspiring feats and demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to our environment. Deep appreciation to Carl for your hard work and many sacrifices. Your efforts allow our community to enjoy a healthier, brighter, and more sustainable future.

Please join us in honoring this year's outstanding Environmental Hero, Carl Weimer, and honor our former Executive Director Crina Hoyer with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Carl helps protect communities across the nation, including ours, by advocating for quality pipeline safety legislation. He has also served for 12 years on the Whatcom County Council, where he has spearheaded various county efforts to improve water quality, incarceration prevention, transparency in government, and pipeline safety. Carl was the director of RE Sources for 13 years and was responsible for opening The RE Store.

Past Heroes

Click here for a full list of our past Environmental Heroes.