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Tom Kemper Lifetime Achievement Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS CONTACT: Brandolon Barnett, Green Source DFW Outreach

214-425-4899, direct, brandolon@greensourcedfw.org

 

DALLAS ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS GATHER TO HONOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY, RECOGNIZE TOM KEMPER OF DOLPHIN BLUE,

TRAMMELL S. CROW / EARTH DAY DALLAS. AND FIVE OTHERS

 

DALLAS (March 11, 2012)  -- Green Source DFW, a project of the Dallas-based Memnosyne Institute and one of the city’s best sources for green news, events, and information for DFW, will present the second annual “Green Source DFW Environmental Leadership Awardsnext week at a an evening reception on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Sean Fitzgerald Photography Inc.  2814 Canton St., Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX 75226

 

Last year the “Green Source DFW Environmental Leadership Awards” brought out the leaders of the DFW environmental community to celebrate various achievements in a number of sustainability endeavors.  The 2013 finalists will be honored in five categories - Grass Roots Non-Profit Group, Organization, Volunteer, Entrepreneur, and Environmental Non-Profit Professional.

 

Finalists for the awards have all contributed to DFW’s burgeoning environmental scene. Debbie Branch is the manager of commercial recycling and the Keep Ft. Worth Beautiful project in Tarrant County. Others, like Jim Schermbeck of Downwinders at Risk have advocated endlessly for clean air, including influencing the closing of Frisco’s Exide Unleaded smelting plant last year and Megan Topham is at the forefront of Dallas’s burgeoning food truck scene with her Karma Food Truck. Additionally, volunteers like Paul Ramirez have worked tirelessly to help make initiatives like the Deep Ellum Arts Festival and Deep Ellum Community Gardens a reality. 

 

Special recognition will be awarded to two long time environmental champions; Tom Kemper  founder of Dallas business Dolphin Blue will be honored for his sustainable business practices with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Trammell S. Crow and Earth Day Dallas will receive the Public Service Award.

 

"Green Source DFW’s Environmental Leadership Awards program is in line with our vision and mission,” says Memnosyne Institute Executive Director Phillip Collins.  “It brings people together from diverse economic and environmental areas to create a community of collaborations, opportunities, and understanding.  Hopefully, the result of these collaborations in action will improve our environment and the quality of life to benefit all North Texas citizens."

 

Green Source DFW and the Memnosyne Institute will provide awards ranging from $250-$500 to winning individuals and organizations from the complete list of finalists below.

 

TICKETS are $25 for attendees and $100 for supporters.  Reservations are encouraged and may be made at http://2013environmentalawards.eventbrite.com

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Green Source DFW is a project of the Dallas-based Memnosyne Institute, founded by Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk and her husband Joshua Frenk. The Memnosyne Institute is concerned with and focused on the sustainability of the world both physically and spiritually. 

 

For more information, contact:

Brandolon Barnett, brandolon@greensourcedfw.org   214-425-4899.

 

Finalists – Three in each category

 

Nonprofit Professional

Debbie Branch: Commercial Recycling and Keep Fort Worth Beautiful Coordinator - City of Fort Worth   

Amanda Vanhoozier: Coppell Community Garden/Coppell Farmers Market Supervisor   

Jim Schermbeck: Director - Downwinders At Risk   

 

Entrepreneur

Megan Topham: Owner, Good Karma Food Truck   

Torey Mitchell: Owner/Operator, Green Dream

Eddie Lott and Maria Lott: Owners, Recycle Revolution   

 

For Profit/Corporate Environmental Professional

Gary Olp: GGO Architects   

Mitch Fine: Earth NT   

Frito Lay Facilities Team: Frito Lay   

 

Grass Roots Nonprofit Group or Organization

Dallas Sierra Club   

Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area   

REAL School Gardens   

 

Volunteer

Jim Marshall: Project Blue Bird   

Molly Rooke: Dallas Sierra Club   

Paula Ramirez: Deep Ellum Community Gardens

 

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