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 preious 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, 2019

Earth Day Award 2019
Katherine Humphrey (in blue) with EMC Chairman Alex Pierce, EMC members Carolyn Tinney and Susan Walker, and Livingston County Planner Mary Underhill.

The Livingston County Environmental Management Council selected Katherine Humphrey, Jerrianne Scheiderich and the late William Humphrey, owners of the All Western Evergreen Nursery & Christmas Tree Farm as the 2019 EMC Earth Day Award recipient.  The EMC recognized the Humphrey & Scheiderich families for more than 50 years of successful tree farming in Springwater.  They have demonstrated their lifelong commitment to their industry and its organizations while participating in on-farm research in cooperation with Cornell University, holding hands-on seminars and tours, and participating in research projects.

The EMC noted Mrs. Humphrey's dedication to the Livingston community at-large, as evidenced by her 20 years of service at the Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension, mentoring our youth by providing on-farm jobs and training, and hosting school and public education hikes and workshops for all who are interested.

The EMC was impressed with the history of the All Western Evergreen Nursery & Christmas Tree Farm and the commitment and perseverance of the Humphrey and Scheiderich families to the success of this multi-generational farm.  This is a noteworthy farm operation that will have a positive and lasting presence in Livingston County for years to come.