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Between now and September we're profiling the eleven amazing women from Northeastern PA who we're celebrating this year with our Seventh Annual Women in Conservation Awards. Today is our second inspiring profile. 

Meet Hannah Burke,
Young Woman of Conservation Leadership

Hannah Burke is a senior at Blue Mountain High School. She is the Vice President of the Schuylkill County 4-H teen council and the Schuylkill Haven community garden manager. Hannah earned her Your Employability Skills (YES) certificate in May, is a founding member of Co-Victory Gardens campaign, and studies soils in Envirothon. She is also the CEO of her own business: Best Buds Gardening Co., LLC.

Hannah is a 2018 graduate of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) graduate, the leader of The Urban Garden Initiative (TUGI) Orwigsburg chapter, an International Club member, a Leo Club member, a historian of Green Club, a Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) member, and a founding member and director of Food and Agriculture for Jefferson Grange #1384. She also plays varsity tennis and is a Mini-Thon member.

During her time in 4-H she has participated in the PA State Leadership Conference, Capital Days, National Agri-science summit, the Leader in Training (LIT) at Camp Seven Mountains, Wildlife and Forestry Field Day, and has been a counselor at Camp Shehaqua.

Additionally, through 4-H Hannah has participated in the Dolphin Tank, a “Shark Tank” like event, where she won $1,000 to put toward revitalizing her high school’s greenhouse. Through participating in Curbing Our Climate Appetite (COCA) she has taught students about climate change in Mexico, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and Florida as well as 4-H members and Girl Scouts in Pennsylvania.

In the summer of 2019, Hannah attended the Climate Reality Leadership conference educational training hosted by former Vice President Al Gore in Minneapolis, MN. She also attended Kode with Klossy, a coding camp in Philadelphia where she created an app called Hello World that educates people about Earth’s different biomes. And she participated in the Husky Dog Pound competition at Bloomsburg University where she pitched her gardening business to a group of investors.

This past spring Hannah was accepted into Pennsylvania School of Excellence in Agricultural Sciences (PSEAS) hosted by Penn State. She also attended Schuylkill Acts and Impacts, where she learned the impacts of coal mining on water quality and went kayaking down the Schuylkill River.

Congratulations, Hannah!

A complete list of all 2021 honorees is available here.


Tickets for the event go sale on Today!!!!

PennFuture's 2021 Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards

Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2021  - 6pm

This will be a virtual/live hybrid online event. Your ticket gives you access to the live Zoom broadcast of the award ceremony!


$40 Login Ticket for Zoom Access: 
Includes a PennFuture "Go Out and Explore" Swag Bag with: a PennFuture Cotton Draw String Bag, a PennFuture Cooling Bandana, a PennFuture Cranberry Walnut Trail Mix, and a "Tick Twister" mailed to you. Ticket also includes a $25 donation to PennFuture, which makes you a member of PennFuture!

$65 Login Ticket + Honor Your Favorite Nominee!!
Pick one of the 11 Women to make a special donation in their name. You'll be recognized for this special gift during the event! Includes Login Ticket, PennFuture Swag Bag, and a $50 donation to honor the woman of your choice! This also makes you a member of PennFuture!

NOTE: With either ticket you get one Zoom Login which can not be shared. However, you are welcome to have a gathering with your family and friends to watch the event from your home. Sorry that we can't supply the food or beverages we normally would for an event like this, but you are welcome to bring your own! It is a "Celebration" after all!

Can't make it on the 9th? No problem! A recording of the event will be made available to all ticket holders. You can also purchase a ticket as a "gift" for a friend - just let us know who you want to invite!

Special Opportunity for Small Businesses & Organizations:
Be an Award Sponsor!

Eleven Award Sponsorships are available:
one for each woman - for only $150 each. 

In addition to a Login Ticket and the PennFuture Swag Bag, we'll include your logo in all future promotional materials as well as provide special recognition during the event. 

If you would like information about being an Award Sponsor, please contact Susanne Whitehead at



 If you would like information about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Susanne Whitehead at



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