Contact: Lindsey Metheral, Agrium Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, October 18, 2015 — Agrium (www.agrium.com) was recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a leader in environmental education, as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Agrium received the award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Organization (Global Level).
Agrium is a global producer and distributor of crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, and agronomic and application services based in Calgary, Canada. Agrium works with nonprofit organizations to develop youth-focused programs that emphasize environmental education, agricultural and nutrient stewardship education, and farm safety education. Among the most successful and popular offerings are Seed Survivor®, Caring for Our Watersheds®, and Journey 2050™. Agrium’s partnerships cover a broad base of organizations including Calgary Zoo’s Grounds for Change, Little Green Thumbs, Nutrients for Life USA and Nutrients for Life Canada, 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Progressive Ag Foundation, Alberta Children’s Hospital Horticultural Therapy, Agriculture for Life, Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, and Agriculture in the Classroom.
“For more than four decades, NAAEE has promoted excellence and impact in environmental education thanks to the tireless efforts of our members, supporters, and affiliate organizations,” said Judy Braus, Executive Director. “Our award winners represent bright spots across North America that show progress in our field across multiple disciplines and approaches, from teaching and community engagement to research and environmental justice.”
This year, 11 award recipients — an impressive slate of individuals and organizations from North America —were selected across 11 categories. For more information about the 2015 NAAEE Awards including eligibility requirements and a full list of winners, visit https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/awards.