GreenLaw is pleased to announce its annual environmental awards, presented this year on October 5.
We will honor Ray Anderson, Chairman and Founder of Interface, with GreenLaw's Lifetime Achievement Award. Laurie Fowler, Associate Dean of the UGA Odum School of Ecology, will receive the Ogden Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law. Faye Bush, President of the Newtown Florist Club, will be honored with the Environmental Hero Award. The recipients will accept their awards at our annual Environmental Heroes Celebration on October 5.
Ray Anderson's leadership as a self-proclaimed “radical industrialist” on behalf of sustainable business models has changed the world’s perspective on the financial success of environmentally responsible manufacturing. Ray coined the term EcoMetrics™ to describe the measurement system Interface put in place to monitor results, quantifying the mass and energy flow through the company’s operations. The company closely tracks inputs, in terms of materials and energy, and outputs, in the forms of products and waste. Over the past 15 years Ray has given more than 1,300 speeches and interviews around the world promoting sustainable business practices.
GreenLaw will present Laurie Fowler with the Ogden Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law, given to a lawyer who has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to protecting our natural resources. Laurie is Associate Dean of the University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology. Her dedication to educating young lawyers to protect those resources has been a driving force in making this state a better place to live. Before moving to UGA, Laurie was a co-director of The Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation (LEAF) and also served as the executive director of the Georgia Environmental Policy Institute.
We will also honor a dedicated grassroots activist, Faye Bush, of the Newtown Florist Club with the Environmental Hero Award. Faye’s legendary efforts have brought improved public health, environmental controls and hope to an African-American community in Gainesville built on a landfill, surrounded by 16 industries that impact the neighborhood with air and noise pollution every day. Faye's heroic leadership in confronting the vestiges of environmental racism inspires all of us who are committed to social justice.
Save the date for this event to be held on Tuesday, October 5, at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s offices at Atlantic Center, 6 – 8 p.m. Sponsorship and ticket information is available from GreenLaw’s office, our website, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.