Annual Awards

Nominations are open for the Clean Air Coalition’s Awards!

Each year our organization recognizes the work of our members and supporters at our Annual Dinner. Our work is based on the principle that no one can accomplish anything alone. We work with many people in many neighborhoods who deserve recognition. Who should we shine the light on this year? Fill out the simple form below to nominate someone for the Golden Gas Mask and Unsung Hero Awards! Clean Air Coalition Staff are not eligible for nomination. Nominations are due April 1st.

The Golden Gas Mask Award honors a person who has shown dedication and leadership in the fight for environmental health and justice in Western New York. This individual has demonstrated a deep commitment to action on behalf of Western New York residents and has contributed to the development of powerful strategies to improve community health and the environment.
Past winners of this award include Karen Arrison, Dr. Joseph Gardella, and Steven Halpern.

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Name of Nominee:

Why do you believe this person deserves this award?

What actions have this person taken that demonstrates their commitment to the region’s health and equity?

The Unsung Hero honors a person who has shown a significant commitment to the fight for environmental health and justice in Western New York but whose work might go unnoticed. This individual has demonstrated both humility and an unwavering commitment to the fight for environmental health and justice in the region.

Your Name:

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Name of Nominee:

Why do you believe this person deserves this award?

What actions have this person taken that demonstrates their commitment to the region’s health and equity?