Seneca Park Zoo Society’s Environmental Innovation Awards honor local and regional innovators working to create solutions to current environmental issues. The event celebrates leadership in environmental stewardship and brings together people seeking sustainable solutions and working for a greener tomorrow.

 

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Nominate an Individual or Organization

In addition to being an advocate for conservation and/or sustainability, nominees for Environmental Innovation Awards must have identified and worked to create a solution to current environmental issues. Their work or idea should show evidence of mobilizing others in the community/region toward adopting that solution. Nominees may self-nominate. 

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on February 5, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted and incomplete entries will not be reviewed by the selection committee. 

Award Categories

Youth

Must be younger than 22 years old on January 1, 2023 and reside in one of the nine counties of the Finger Lakes Region (Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Yates, Seneca).

Individual

No age requirement.

Must reside in one of the nine counties of the Finger Lakes Region 
(Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Yates, Seneca).

Civic/Nonprofit

The receiving organization must be based in one of the nine counties of the Finger Lakes region (Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Yates, Seneca) 

Small Business

The receiving organization must have regional efforts in at least one of the nine counties of the Finger Lakes Region (Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Yates, Seneca) 

Large Business

The receiving organization must have regional efforts in at least one of the nine counties of the Finger Lakes Region (Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Yates, Seneca) 

Meet Our Keynote Speaker & Symposium Leader: Suzanne Hunt

Join us for a conversation with Suzanne Hunt, moderated by Seneca Park Zoo Society President and CEO Pamela Reed Sanchez on the topic “Is Our Region Ready for Climate Change?” which focuses on how our region has, and can, prepare for climate change. Hunt will share examples of forward-thinking businesses in our region, explore the essential role of public policy in addressing environmental sustainability, and offer real-world concrete actions we all can take now.

We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne Hunt as our keynote speaker and symposium leader for this year’s Environment Innovation Awards! Suzanne is a pioneer and entrepreneur for sustainable futures, as our 2023 keynote and symposium leader. Suzanne is dedicated to finding solutions that create lasting change in clean infrastructure, agriculture, transportation, and the environment nationally and internationally.

Suzanne is Vice President, Policy for Generate Upcycle, a firm that builds, owns, operates, and finances sustainable infrastructure and is the Co-Owner of Hunt Country Vineyards, a regional leader in sustainable winemaking. Suzanne founded Hunt Green LLC, which provides strategic sustainable consulting to private equity firms, U.N. bodies, government agencies, clean tech startups, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits.

The Seneca Park Zoo Society is dedicated to making a difference in our community through education and programming.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner with Seneca Park Zoo to support the 2023 Environmental Innovation Awards & Symposium! Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels with benefits including brand promotion on the Zoo’s website, at the event, through email and social media, and on-site at the Zoo. View our sponsorship opportunities below and email us to learn more and get involved.

View our sponsorship opportunities below and email us to learn more and get involved.

Upcoming Environmental Innovation Awards Events

Environmental Innovation Awards & Symposium

Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main St, Rochester, NY

On March 29, Seneca Park Zoo Society’s Environmental Innovation Awards honor local and regional innovators working to create solutions to current environmental issues. Featuring keynote speaker and symposium leader Suzanne Hunt.

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