In 1999, the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) created an annual award honoring Charlotte Omohundro for her 25 years of service to the EEA and Evanston Ecology Center. Her efforts on behalf of those two institutions then continued on until 2006.
Charlotte was a co-founder of Keep Evanston Beautiful, a committed advocate of the Ecology Center and an early promoter of environmental stewardship in Evanston. Beginning with her efforts to promote energy efficiency through modifications to the Ecology Center in the 1970s, to her leadership in organizing early recycling efforts, to her key role in fundraising for the EEA through many events including an annual Dried Flower Sale, Charlotte's commitment to environmental education and best practices in Evanston was exemplary.
And yet, Charlotte’s commitment to community service was not limited to only environmental initiatives. She also gave her time tirelessly to organizations such as the PTA, Girl Scouts and League of Women Voters.
Charlotte passed away on May 25, 2013. We look forward to recognizing future recipients of the award given in her name who best exemplify Charlotte’s remarkable dedication to service within Evanston’s environmental community.
|Year|| Award Winner |
|2017|| Paul D'Agostino|
|2016|| Catherine Hurley|
|2015|| Gary Anton|
|2014|| Lynn Hyndman|
|2013|| Nature's Perspective Landscaping|
|2012|| Richard Peach|
|2011|| Linda Lutz|
|2010|| Gordon Guth|
|2009|| Fred Schneider|
|2008|| Keep Evanston Beautiful, Inc.|
|2007|| Debby Hillman|
|2006|| Marti Ross Bjornson|
|2005|| Rotary Club of Evanston|
|2004|| Dr. Margaret Murley and Wayne Svoboda|
|2003|| Charlynn Schweingruber|
|2002|| Libby Hill|
|2001|| Ellen Newcomer|
|2000|| Virginia Beatty|
| 1999|| Oscar Chute|