​“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 7th
Environmental Heroes 14th Annual Awards Banquet
at the elegant Lairmont Manor in Edgemoor 
2017 Heroes Announced Monday, August 7th
Nominations due Friday, July 21st

Become a Business Sponsor

Environmental Heroes honorees represent the best of our local leaders, community visionaries, and brave-hearted citizens who have sacrificed and made a difference for our region. Business sponsors have a unique opportunity to treat friends, clients, employees, and partners to a memorable evening.

Sponsor this event.


Nominate Your Hero

Who will be honored this year?
2017 Heroes Announced Monday, August 7th. Nominations due Friday, July 21st

Nominate your hero.


Our Sponsors


Special thanks to our Cornerstone Sponsor, Sanitary Service Company, Whatcom County's largest full-service recycling and waste collection company. Locally-owned and family-operated. 

Past Heroes

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