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2007 National Arbor Day Awards

Lawrence Enersen Award

Majora Carter, Bronx, New York

Majora Carter, Bronx, N.Y., recipient of the Lawrence Enersen Award for outstanding tree planting and conservation work at the community level. Carter, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001, which addresses land use, energy, transportation, water and waste policy to inspire solutions to revitalize the area. Sustainable South Bronx has started the Smart Roof Project, which promotes “green” roofs in the neighborhood, and the Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training program, which offers residents the opportunity to gain skills and certification in ecological restoration, hazardous waste cleanup, and landscaping. She is also leading the South Bronx Feasibility Study, a community-led plan to create a bicycle/pedestrian greenway along the South Bronx waterfront.

This year's winners are:

  • J. Sterling Morton Award

    • Sebastian Chuwa, Moshi, Tanzania
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Award

    • Ray Tretheway, Sacramento, California
  • Caroline French Morton Award

    • Ruth A. Wilson, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Lawrence Enersen Award

    • Majora Carter, Bronx, New York
  • Good Steward Award

    • James Huff, Taylorsville, Mississippi
    • Bob & Margaret Kintigh, Springfield, Oregon
    • Steve Woodard, Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Project Award

    • Mississippi Audubon, Moss Point, Mississippi
    • NFL Environmental Program, Warwick, Rhode Island
    • Planting for Growth, Weed, California
    • Sycamore Land Trust, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Education Award

    • Earl & Wanda Barrs, Buckley County, Georgia
    • City of Kent Youth Tree Education Program, Kent, Washington
    • Tree Amigos 4H Club, Anniston, Alabama
  • Media Award

    • Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • The Tree Farmer by Chuck Leavell & Nicholas Cravotta, Macon, Georgia
    • TREE: A New Vision of the American Forest by James Balog, Boulder, Colorado
  • Celebration Award

    • TREEmendous Arbor Day, Arapahoe, Nebraska
  • Promise to the Earth Award

    • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
    • Home Depot Foundation

Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.