Awards are made in recognition of organisations’ and individuals’ service to the Association and to the field of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, especially in the sub-region. A call for nominations is done once a year. The two awards are
- The EEASA President’s Award, given to an organisation FOR a project / programme that has made a significant contribution to environmental education
- The EEASA Founders’ Award, given to an individual EEASA member for outstanding service to the Environmental Education community
EEASA President’s Award Qualifying Criteria:
- the project / programme is characterised by innovation and leadership in the field of EE and ESD;
- the project / programme is developed and managed according to ethical principles, both social and environmental;
- the project / programme operates within a specific timeframe;
- the project/ programme is commendable for its scope (i.e. benefiting a wide range of people and/or environment and sustainability concerns) or its depth (i.e. benefiting fewer but with substantial depth);
- the project / programme has already achieved discernible success in terms of having a positive impact on the field of EE & ESD.
EEASA Founder’s Award Qualifying Criteria:
- this can be a person doing commendable, distinguishing or ground-breaking work in the field of environmental and sustainability education;
- it is encouraged that the recipient must be a currently registered EEASA member or has been a registered member within the past two years;
- this may be based on work done in one particular country or more broadly within the SADC region or internationally (but still with a strong SADC link);
- service is understood here to be a contribution to the field of EE /ESD that goes beyond the expectations of the person’s job/mandate;
- this should be someone who has gone beyond the call of duty in developing or supporting EE/ESD.