Nominations are now being accepted for The Euan P. McFarlane Award to recognize outstanding environmental leadership in the Insular Caribbean. The McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to provide recognition for persons demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in promoting conservation and enhancement of the environment in the insular Caribbean, with priority given to the smaller islands of the eastern Caribbean.
Endowment funding for the award was provided by the late Laurance S. Rockefeller, and the program was initially administered by Island Resources Foundation (from 1987-2014). The McFarlane Leadership Award is now managed by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) as a part of its programming of support to youth, learning, families and the environment.
Nominees for the McFarlane Award should be persons who have applied themselves to the preservation of the natural or built environment on one or more of the small islands of the Caribbean and whose career or avocation demonstrates an appreciation of and support for the advancement of environmental stewardship and balanced development in the Caribbean.
To find out more about the award criteria and how to make a nomination, visit the CFVI website. Nominations close December 18.
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