NMELC's work has been recognized by many organizations ... thank you!


Thank you to the organizations that have recognized the work of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center:

Santa Fe Community Foundation Quiet Inspiration Award - 2011

The Santa Fe Community Foundation gives Piñon Awards to nonprofit organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the community. In 2011, the NMELC received the the Quiet Inspiration Award - given to an "un-sung hero" organization whose hallmark is to work quietly and respectfully among a wide range of people in the community.

The Climate Change Leadership Climate Courage Award - 2010

Staff attorney Bruce Frederick and client Dr. John Fogarty, president of New Energy Economy, were presented the 2010 Climate Courage Award for their joint effort petitioning the NM Environmental Improvement Board to implement statewide limits on human induced climate change pollution.

New Mexico Business Weekly Best of the Bar - 2009

The annual award "recognizes the achievements of the most respected representatives of New Mexico's legal profession." The award will be presented on June 11, 2009.

Cornell Law School Exemplary Public Service Award - 2009

Law Center Executive Director Douglas Meiklejohn (class of 1971) will be presented an award for Exemplary Public Service.

The Impact Fund Environmental Justice Award - 2008

"The Impact Fund is proud to honor the New Mexico Environmental Law Center for its outstanding environmental justice work on behalf of Native Americans, Latinos and other under-represented communities."

National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples Chapter Diligence Award - 2008

Chapter 6101 honors [Law Center Staff Attorney] Bruce Frederick for working diligently on getting the Ethanol Plant banned from Curry County, Clovis New Mexico.

SAGE (Sacred Alliances for Grassroots Equality) Council William F. Weakhee Award - 2005

"The William F. Weakhee Award is presented to the New Mexico Environmental Law Center for your exceptional support of the SAGE Council and commitment to the struggle of protecting sacred places of prayer."

American Bar Association Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy - 2004

State Bar of New Mexico Quality of Life - Legal Employer Award - 2003

New Mexico Public Health Association Jonathan Mann Award - 2002

Awarded "for inspiration and leadership on environmental health issues in New Mexico."

Renew America and the President's Council on Sustainability National Award for Sustainability - 1999

Presented for the Law Center's Mining Program

New Mexico Community Foundation Luminaria Award - 1999

Santa Fe Community Foundation Jack Kenney Pinion Award - 1990

Presented "for outstanding community service in the environment."