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51st Environmental Partnership Dinner
November 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on November 3, 2021 for the 51st Environmental Partnership Dinner as we pay tribute to those who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment.
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Curtin Winsor Awards, honoring vision, commitment, and lifelong achievement.
A leader in the enactment of environmental law, Kury rode a clean streams platform to the first of three terms in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, followed by two terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate. He authored and was lead advocate of the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution—adopted May 18, 1971—that declares a right to a clean environment by the people and makes the state government the trustee of the public natural resources. Kury’s recent book, The Constitutional Right to Save the Planet, marks the 50th anniversary of this environmental milestone.
With deep experience in the environmental field—including serving in a leadership role at PEC—Johnson’s groundbreaking work as Director of Watershed Protection Programs at the William Penn Foundation, significantly advanced the mission of the Foundation to protect the Delaware River watershed and improve the overall quality of life for the people of our region. Johnson transformed how nonprofits work together in the watershed, including successfully launching several networks organized around key issues, such as the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, the Circuit Trails Coalition, and the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River.
Special Places Award, honoring a special place that demonstrates environmental leadership, community impact and innovative planning and design practice.
This public park and 50-acre National Historic Landmark is a destination, outdoor classroom, and living laboratory for ever-expanding programs and audiences. Bartram’s Garden is a place where people of all ages can access the Lower Schuylkill River for boating, fishing, and exploring and is Southwest Philly’s backyard, partnering with local creators, educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders. The agricultural legacy and modern commitment to food sovereignty takes root at the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s.
Industry Innovation/Corporate Sustainability Award
PECO’s dedication to the environment is reflected in its policies and efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, and the initiatives it sponsors—most notably—PECO’s Green Region Open Space program (administered by Natural Lands). Since the program’s inception in 2004, more than $2.3 million has been awarded for nearly 300 projects as communities work to preserve and protect farmland, watersheds, parks, and trails for this and future generations.
Keynote, The Honorable Franklin Kury
Program of Events
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. Program, Awards & Keynote
7:30 p.m. Networking Dinner & Open Bar
8:25 p.m. Open Bar Last Call
PEC Statewide Auction:
A Special Thank You To Our …
Curtin Winsor Sponsor
Langsam Stevens Silver
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Michael Baker International
Traffic Planning & Design
Ballard Sphahr LLP
Timoney Knox, LLP
Post & Schell
Urban Engineers, Inc.
Environmental Standards, Inc.