Leadership in Sustainable Education Award

Omega is committed to helping people learn through unique innovative experiences. This award acknowledges other nonprofits who share our commitment to the environment and exemplify leadership in sustainability education. Recipents receive a $10,000 cash award and an organizational development grant for a planning retreat at Omega.

Award Recipients

Scenic Hudson (2013)

The second annual Leadership in Sustainable Education Award recognizes Scenic Hudson, an organization working to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majectic landscape. A crusader for the Hudson Valley since 1963, Scenic Hudson is credited with launching the modern grassroots environmental movement. Through a number of inititives, they work to open up river access to the public and preserve the valley's inspiring beauty and natural resources. Read the press release.   


Hudson River Sloop Clearwater (2012)

Omega is excited to give the first annual Leadership in Sustainable Education Award to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. A longtime leader in sustainability education in the Hudson Valley, Omega's home, Clearwater has been active in protecting the environment by inspiring, educating, and activating people. With programs like the Next Generation Legacy Project, the Green Cities Initiative, and the opportunity for the public to learn about the Hudson River in programs on its two boats—Clearwater and Mystic Whaler—Clearwater carries forward Pete Seeger's dream to develop new leaders to put the "eco" back into "economy." Read the press release.