Leadership Awards Celebration
Day Program and Dinner
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Leadership Awards Day Program
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come spend a day learning from the best and brightest in Enviromental Leadership. Choose from a variety of Teach Ins throughout the day. Topics include How Media Can Ignite Activism, Effective Advocacy for Public Lands,  and much more.

The Leadership Awards Dinner is sold out. Space is still available in the day-long training.

Dear Friends,

Climate change and other threats to our planet are real and urgent. Now, more than ever we need strong activists’ leaders to help save the earth we share. Now more than ever, we need their guts, stamina, smarts and passion. We need their example.

For more than 40 years, we have worked with some of the best leaders in the world on behalf of our beautiful planet. Last year we launched the Alnoba Environmental Leadership Awards to honor brave and brilliant leaders whose courage, wisdom or potential inspire us to act more boldly for environmental justice. The Call for Nominations for the 2019 Awards for the Moral Courage in Leadership Award, the International Indigenous Leadership Award, the Emerging Environmental Entrepreneur Award, and the CEO Environmental Leadership Award is closed.

Love and peace,
The Lewis Family

Alnoba Moral Courage in Leadership Award

Presented to a visionary leader whose body of work, vision, passion and personal example have made a meaningful and measurable difference. One who has shown moral courage and willingness to go the distance to help save our planet. The recipient is known as a strong mentor and leaves a lasting legacy by the cadre of bold next generation leaders they coached. Nonprofit, public service, civic or citizen leaders are eligible.

$25,000 donation in recipient’s name to nonprofit of their choice.

2018 Award Recipient
Jane Difley, Forester and President Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests for her leadership to stop or bury Northern Pass.

Alnoba International Indigenous Leadership Award

Throughout the years and through our travels, we have learned much from the teachings of indigenous people throughout the world. For 35 years, our travel companies, Overseas Adventure Travel and Grand Circle Corporation have supported indigenous people in more than 50 countries. We believe they understand our role as protectors and caretakers of the earth and community at a much different and higher level. This award honors an indigenous leader outside the U.S. who serves as a bold defender of Mother Earth, inspires communities to action and one who honors and applies traditional beliefs to the most pressing environmental problems of our day.

$10,000 donation in recipient’s name to nonprofit of their choice.

Alnoba Emerging Environmental Entrepreneur Award

This award recognizes achievement and potential. It is presented to an extraordinary person under 40 who has shown grit, leadership, integrity and results on behalf of the environment and sustainability. The recipient demonstrates the entrepreneurial spirit and started, founded, or invented an innovative organization, service or product that has measurably made a difference.

$10,000 donation in recipient’s name to nonprofit of their choice.

2018 Award Recipient
Alex Fried, Founder and Co-Director of Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) for his innovative work on college campus and beyond to create student lead zero waste projects.

Alnoba CEO Environmental Leadership Award

The CEO Environmental Leadership Award is established to support, inspire and recognize business leaders who help save the earth we share. The vision is for the award to increase action towards a more sustainable future through the recipient’s continued leadership within his or her business, industry and community.


  • Must be CEO/Owner of a privately held company with review of less that $1B
  • Evidence that the company’s green policies and practices and philanthropic efforts have had a measurable impact
  • Serve as an example and through their practices have minimal impact on the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future

$10,000 donation in recipient’s name to nonprofit of their choice.

2018 Award Recipient
Phil Coupe, Bill Behrens, Fortunate Mueller and Dan Clap, Leadership Team of ReVision Energy for their leadership, advocacy and philanthropy to expand renewable energy throughout northern New England.