Nominations are Open for the 2023 Community Sentinel Awards!

We’re thrilled to announce that nominations are open for the annual Community Sentinel Awards – a national awards event celebrating the leaders protecting our communities from the harms of oil & gas. Halt the Harm Network partners with FracTracker Alliance to host the awards each year. Learn more about the previous recipients and watch the replay of last year’s event here.

We all know people who deserve recognition. This awards event is the perfect opportunity.

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Nominations close Friday, October 6, 2023.

About the Awards

FracTracker Alliance created the Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship to celebrate individuals whose noble actions exemplify the transformative power of committed and engaged activists and advocates. In collaboration with our sponsors and partners, the Sentinel Awards are presented to four recipients at an in-person reception in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before fellow activists, allies and conspirators, all of whom are working towards a healthier and more just future.

Each awardee receives $1,000 and is recognized at the Community Sentinel Awards ceremony. This year, the 9th annual awards ceremony will be held in person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, November 9, and livestreamed for virtual attendees.

In addition to nominations for the 2023 Community Sentinel Awards, we also welcome our partners and community members to submit the names of activists who have passed away over the last year, so that we may honor their lives and their work during the Legacy of Heroes presentation during the awards ceremony.

Nomination Criteria

We seek nominees from all walks of life and we are particularly interested in nominees from communities who have been disproportionately affected by fossil fuel extraction; youth advocates and leaders who are early in their careers but who have already made a big impact; and artists who are engaged in direct action and protest within the movement.

  • Work to reduce the harms associated with oil, gas, and petrochemical development;
  • Work within an organizing framework that actively promotes anti-racist principles and social justice;
  • Engage in work that addresses the root causes of social inequities, not the symptoms;
  • Be civically engaged and actively working to educate their fellow citizens’ on environmental rights;
  • Work within a framework of environmental justice;
  • Demonstrated success with community organizing and the fight to stop fossil fuel extraction;
  • Be based in the United States, and work primarily on US issues.

Nominations close Friday, October 6, 2023.

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