We don’t have enough opportunities to come together and recognize the power of our organizing, so its moments like this help sustain us in this fight to protect our health, communities, and environment from oil & gas.
Our Keynote Speaker for this year's event is Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth – and we're having a musical performance by Eilen Jewell. All together we will celebrate the recipients of this year's Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship!
Congratulations to this year’s Sentinel Award Winners!
Love Sanchez of Corpus Cristi, Texas
John Beard, Jr. of Port Arthur, TX
Travis London of Donaldsonville, LA
Veronica Coptis of Greene County, PA
About the Sentinel Awards
The Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship honors those who address the root causes of environmental injustice in the United States, with a strong focus on racial justice in the face of oil, gas, and petrochemical activity. The award recognizes the leadership of those standing up for their communities to protect the places they love.
For too long, the oil and gas industry has wreaked havoc on our landscapes and farms with millions of miles of dangerous pipelines, invaded neighborhoods with fracked wells, choked towns with noxious petrochemical emissions, littered streams littered with throwaway plastics, and accelerated the climate crises. But hope abounds in the thousands of volunteers working in their communities and cherished places to document, report, and confront such fossil fuel harms.
To honor these environmental heroes, FracTracker Alliance created the annual Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship, now in its seventh year, to celebrate individuals whose noble actions exemplify the transformative power of caring, committed, and engaged people. In collaboration with a supportive lineup of sponsors and partners, the award is presented to multiple recipients at a festive reception before a group of fellow activists and others who champion a healthy, sustainable future. Each awardee will also receive $1,000 in recognition of their efforts.
Additionally, each year during the Community Sentinel Award ceremony, we take a moment to honor environmental heroes who passed away in the previous year with the Legacy of Heroes recognition.
→ Register above and then please consider supporting the program through a donation at: https://fractracker.networkforgood.com/events/34885-2021-community-sentinel-awards