THE EVENT GOES ON! The 2020 PennFuture Women in Conservation Awards event will still take place on Thursday, Oct. 8th, but it will be a virtual event! More information on tickets for this event will be coming soon.
Each year, PennFuture honors the accomplishments of exceptional women conservationists in Pennsylvania. The 2020 Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards are designed to encourage continuing excellence in conservation and to forge a stronger network of exceptional women working to protect Pennsylvania’s environment.
Since its inception in 2015, this event has traveled around the state to different communities to ensure recognition of local leaders, volunteers, and career professionals. And for 2020 we are celebrating women in Southwest Pennsylvania.
Women of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation
Caren Glotfelty – Executive Director of Allegheny Parks Foundation (Read more about Caren here)
Beverly Braverman – Executive Director of Mountain Watershed Association
Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D. – Author and Documentary Film Producer
Woman of Environmental Community Engagement
Maren Cooke – Environmental Science Educator, Sustainability Salon Host
Woman of Renewable Energy and Climate
Sharon Pillar – Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Solar Center
Woman of Environmental Arts
Ann Rosenthal – Environmental Artist & Educator
Woman of Environmental Media, Marketing, and Communications
Kirsi Jansa – Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist
Woman of Environmental Education
Camila Rivera Tinsley – Director of Education at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Woman of Environmental Justice
Raina Rippel – Director at Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project
Woman of the Watershed
Melissa Reckner - Program Manager for Penguin Court, Brandywine Conservancy
Young Woman of Conservation Leadership
Leandra Mira - Leading Organizer of Pittsburgh’s FridaysForFuture & Climate Youth Strike
The dinner and award ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on April 30th at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. We are still planning on having the event at the Aviary but have postponed it until October 8th. Soon we’ll be releasing more information about tickets, as well as extensive profiles of the women, but for now we just ask you to save the date with us: Oct. 8
Special thanks to our sponsors for their continued support during these difficult times. If you would like information about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Susanne Whitehead at firstname.lastname@example.org.