Calling all Green Guardians

Do you know an individual, business, group, school or classroom doing great things for our environment in the Blue Water Area? Are they a true Green Guardian? If you think so, we want to know about it! Is what you’re doing helping to improve, protect or restore our environment? Self-nomination is encouraged so we want to hear about you, from you. It will only take a moment to complete our short nomination form. There’s no other environmental award like this in the Blue Water Area!

Online Nomination Form

Download and Print Nomination Form

Description of Achievement

In no more than 500 words, describe why the nominee deserves to win the Green Guardian Award for the selected category. The description should include the nominee’s efforts and achievements, describe the actions of the nominee, and how their initiatives and/or efforts enhanced, preserved, restored and/or protected the environment. Photos and supporting materials are encouraged and may be attached.


  • Self-nomination is encouraged
  • Nominees must reside in St. Clair County
  • Only one recipient from each category will be selected
  • Nominations forms are reviewed by the Earth Fair Committee
  • Nominators will be notified in early April if their nominee was selected
  • Winners will be presented with their award on the Earth Fair Main Stage on Saturday
  • Questions? Contact [email protected]

Award Categories

Business - recognizes businesses in St. Clair County for demonstrating dedication to environmental leadership and issues. Nominated businesses should be involved in promoting sustainability in the workplace or community, raising awareness of environmental issues with staff or customers, and/or reducing the business’ impact on the environment.

Individual - recognizes a resident or family of St. Clair County for their commitment to the environment. Examples of award criteria may include: reducing consumption of non-renewable resources, recycling leadership, increasing home efficiency, reducing carbon footprint, cleaning up an outdoor area, opting for local/sustainable food choices, and following natural lawn and gardening practices.

Group - recognizes the environmental contributions that a group has made resulting in increased environmental awareness of environmental issues. A group may be youth or adult service clubs, scouts, church, community group, social clubs, neighborhood, or 4-H group.

School/Classroom - recognizes a K-12 classroom or school involved in environmental initiatives that have resulted in a cleaner, greener property or neighborhood. Examples of initiatives could include waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation, fundraisers, specific school or classroom projects, and public education.

Each winner within the award category will receive a $100 Visa gift card

Award Winners


  • Business: Lavender Creek Farm, LLC
  • Individual: Don Strauss
  • Individual: Mike Schuler
  • School: Lee Elementary Green Club
  • School: Memphis Elementary School Makerspace/STEAM Lab


  • Individual: Kay Cumbow
  • Group: Memphis Lions Club
  • Non-Profit: Community Enterprises of St. Clair County
  • Business: Kate’s Downtown and The Boathouse by Kate Voss
  • School: Woodland Developmental School - Michelle Ebmeyer’s Classroom


  • Group: Blue Water Audubon Society
  • Business: Blue Water Area Transit
  • School: Gardens Elementary, Marysville


  • Individual: Bob Hunckler
  • Group: St. Clair County Road Commission
  • Business: U.S. Farathane, Port Huron
  • School: Woodland Developmental School - Classroom 216