22nd Annual Environmental Awards Celebration

Come to the MEC 22nd Annual Environmental Awards Celebration featuring Bill Rustem, Gary Rayburn, and keynote speaker Angelou Ezeilo.

22nd Annual Environmental Awards Celebration

We’re excited to present our signature yearly salute

This year's event is brought to you in a safe, healthy fashion -- a special one-hour livestream festive celebration:

  • Honoring two environmental champions.
  • Recognizing grassroots groups making a difference.
  • Hearing how we can make our movement stronger.
  • Connecting with others who care about our environment.
  • Supporting MEC’s work to protect Michigan.

Honorees

Bill RustumHelen & William Milliken Distinguished Service Award Winner

Bill Rustem has been a visionary leader for more than four decades. A conservation champion in state politics and a key strategist to two governors, he was the driving force behind several landmark programs that established Michigan as a leader in protecting natural resources and people.

Read more about the award.

 

Gary RayburnPetoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership

Gary Rayburn is a take-charge activist who decided to fight nutrient pollution poisoning the Pine River. In less than five years, he formed a grassroots organization, linked with influential local and state leaders and turned it into a powerful protector of the waterway.

Read more about the award.

Keynote Speaker

Angelou EzelioAngelou Ezeilo is a visionary activist and author who has devoted her career to bettering the environmental movement, by pushing its organizations to embrace inclusivity, expanding public perspectives and connecting underrepresented youths with outdoor experience and conservation careers.

Celebrating our 40th anniversary as the most trusted environmental voice in the State Capitol, MEC leads a coalition of more than 65 organizations to achieve positive change through public policy solutions.

 

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When
October 01, 2020 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Where
Online via Zoom
Contact
Joe Bower · · ‭(517) 999-0419

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS SPONSORS

Superior

Cherry Republic
Olson Bzdock & Howard

Michigan

Kalsec
Lana and Henry Pollack

Huron

Generate Capital
WMEAC
Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz

Erie

Bob Martel & Lisa Sessa

Ontario