There were several strong candidates at the competition Environmental Award of the Year 2008 and the jury decided to choose two winners in both categories.

This year, special attention was paid on the work that teachers do with their students in teaching them about the nature and caring about the nature, because only this way can small Jacks become grown-up Johns who care about the environment, do not secretly drop garbage in the forest, and implement environmentally-friendly production as future business owners, for example.


The category Environmental Award of the Year 2008

  • NGO Fenolo www.looduskalender.ee – for the idea and implementation of the webcam project (Stork Cam, Eagle Cam, Wild Boar TV); 1st prize – 20,000 kroons.
  • Rainer Nõlvak and his team of Teeme ära! (Let's do it!) – for organizing the rubbish collecting campaign; 1st prize – 20,000 kroons.

Recognized with a letter of thanks

  • Viljandi Town Government­ – for a resourceful use of environmentally friendly technology in renewing the open lawn areas in the Viljandi city
  • NGO Ökokratt – for organizing the international conference on the topic of environmental noise
  • Jüri Ratas – for the initiative to organize the European Green Capital competition


The category Small Environmental Award of the Year 2008

  • Viljandi County Local Government Association – for preparing an environmental education program for the 1–6 grade pupils in the Viljandi County, with the aim of harmonizing the level of nature and environmental education in the schools of the county; 1st prize – 20,000 kroons
  • Pühajärve Basic School – for the student project “More Environmentally Conscious Pühajärve Basic School”, in the course of which, classes were held outside the school premises and a webcam was installed in the birdhouse to follow the activities of Tiina the Titmouse and Märt the Flycatcher; 1st prize – 20,000 kroons

Recognized with a letter of thanks

  • Kristiine Rebane (Sampo Bank), Tuuli Keerberg (Ragn-Sells) and Mairi Enok (Lehola Environmental Education Centre) – for the project of building an outdoor learning house in the Lehola Nursery School in Tallinn; the house can be used for environmental educational classes by all the nursery schools in Tallinn
  • Young people interested in environmental issues gathered under NGO Türi Open Youth Centre (Sänni Noormets, Annika Nõulik, Jaanus Polli, Martin Urve, Andrus Lukjanov, Janell Lohvart, Reino Mänd, Tanel Eensoo, Maria Wagner, Eret Püvi and Agnes Müürsepp) – for carrying out research and providing information on the topic of the environment