2011, by Marjorie
Moore, the 2011 Art in Service to the Environment Award Artist.
For Immediate Release: March 19, 2012
For More Information: Ken Kramer, 512-476-6962, 512-626-4204 (cell)
Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club
Announces 2011 Award Winners
Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club today unveiled
a diverse list of its 2011 award winners, including
Texans being recognized for significant contributions to
clean energy, fish and wildlife protection, and water resources
management as well as Sierra Club leaders commended for
their achievements in furthering the work of the
organization at the state and local level. The
Club is also recognizing a reporter who has spent
the past two years chronicling his travels around
Texas to highlight the outdoor treasures of our
state and an artist who has put together an exhibit
focusing on the impacts of drought and fire but
foreshadowing the restoration to come.
At a time in our country when so many people focus on negatives,
the Sierra Club continues to believe it is important to take
the time to accentuate the positive by recognizing and celebrating
the individuals both within and outside the Club who
work hard every day to preserve our natural environment,
enhance our communities, and protect public health, said Ken Kramer, Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. We
are fortunate each year to have a wealth of individuals
and groups in Texas to choose from in selecting those most
deserving of being honored with Lone Star Chapter awards
for their achievements in protecting and improving the quality
of our lives.
A description of the awards, the names of the winners, and the background
for the selection of the award recipients is HERE.
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club has over 22,000 members in Texas whose mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect our natural heritage and public health.
2011 ORRIN BONNEY AWARD goes
to Hal Suter
The Chapter's highest award, given to the person who over
a number of years (at least six) has exemplified the
spirit and commitment of the Sierra Club by contributing
their time and effort in one or several positions of
authority for the Chapter.
2011 EVELYN R. EDENS AWARD for Rivers
Protection goes to Adrian van Dellen
Commemorates the work of this Fort Worth area environmentalist
who passed away in Feb. 1993. She worked in cooperation
with others to create Save the Brazos and the annual
Texas Meeting on the Outdoors and served on the executive
committee of the Lone Star Chapter. The award, to be
conferred only when merited, will honor river conservation
efforts of individuals and groups.
2011 CHAPTER CONSERVATION AWARD go to Vicki Baggett To be given to a Sierra Club member or members who have worked diligently during the past year on a particular issue or who have revitalized the conservation efforts of the Chapter or Group.
2011 CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD goes to Loyd Cortez
To be given to a Sierra Club member or members who have contributed significantly to the administrative activities of the Chapter, and/or Group, including fundraising, membership, publications, etc.
2011 SPECIAL SERVICE AWARDS go to Doyle Beneby
and to David Daniel and to Myron Hess and to Dr. Robert Gulley
To be given to the person or persons, members or non-members, who either on one or more occasions have performed a special service to the Sierra Club or to environmental protection.
2011 ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING AWARD goes
to Mike Leggett
To be given to the reporter(s) in any media who have produced a series or single report which has provided exceptional coverage of an environmental issue. A volunteer award is given to a person or persons who has produced media projects or published Chapter or Group newsletters.
2011 ART IN SERVICE TO THE ENVIRONMENT
AWARD goes to Marjorie Moore
To be given to an individual or group for an outstanding work of art in any medium or discipline in service to the environment. The award will be conferred only when merited.