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The Nicholas Humber Award for Outstanding Collaboration

nicholas humberThis award, established by resolution of the Board of Directors on March 4, 2002, recognizes a project or endeavor which demonstrates outstanding collaboration between an EBC member and other persons or organizations and which reflects the global environmental values and human spirit exemplified by Nicholas Humber.

Nicholas Humber (1941-2001) President, Brae Burn Management, was an active member of the EBC. He served as the chair of the EBC’s Innovative Technology Committee from 1997 to 2000 and prior to that chaired the International Business Committee. It was a tragic loss to Nick’s family and friends and the EBC when it was learned that he was a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Nick earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer and received a master’s degree from the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked tirelessly for the environment, beginning in 1971 when he joined the newly created U.S. EPA and co-founded the national waste-to-energy and recycling programs. As an adviser to the World Bank, a founder of Energia Global, and past president of BioMed of Boston, Nick’s life and career was committed to improving the quality of the environment for current and future generations.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 EBC Nicholas Humber Environmental-Energy Award for Outstanding Collaboration Award

Award Project: Senator Joseph Finnegan Park at Port Norfolk

In Recognition of the Outstanding Collaboration Resulting in the Comprehensive Remediation and Transformation of the Contaminated Shaffer Paper Site into the Senator Joseph Finnegan Park at Port Norfolk

Award Recipients:

  • Anne Leifer, Senior Project Manager, GEI Consultants
  • Cynthia Smith, Vice President, Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.
  • Michael Howard, Principal, Epsilon Associates, Inc.
  • Meg McArdle, Managing Scientist, Exponent
  • Michael DeRosa, Principal, DeRosa Environmental Consulting, Inc.
  • Travis Sumner, Principal, SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC
  • Robert Lowell, Acting Chief Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
View Past Award Winners