The 2020 PennFuture Women in Conservation Awards event will still take place on Thursday, Oct. 8th, from 5:30-7pm, but it will be a virtual event!
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. The event also raises important funds to support PennFuture as a watchdog for clean air, water, and energy. 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.
$40 Login Ticket for Zoom Access:
Includes a "PennFuture Swag Bag" with: a PennFuture Mask, Hand Sanitizer, Stylus Pen & Pad made from recycled materials, and a Honey Bee Mix Seed Packet 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 socially distant 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 8th? No problem! A recording of the event will be made available to all ticket holders. You can also purchase a tickets as a "gift" for a friend - just let us know who you want to invite!
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 (Read more about Beverly here)
Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D. – Author and Documentary Film Producer (Read more about Patricia here)
Woman of Environmental Community Engagement
Maren Cooke – Environmental Science Educator, Sustainability Salon Host (Read more about Maren here)
Woman of Renewable Energy and Climate
Sharon Pillar – Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Solar Center (Read more about Sharon here)
Woman of Environmental Arts
Ann Rosenthal – Environmental Artist & Educator (Read more about Ann here)
Woman of Environmental Media, Marketing, and Communications
Kirsi Jansa – Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist (Read more about Kirsi here)
Woman of Environmental Education
Camila Rivera Tinsley – Director of Education at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (Read more about Camila here)
Woman of Environmental Justice
Raina Rippel – Former Director at Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (Read more about Raina here)
Woman of the Watershed
Melissa Reckner - Program Manager for Penguin Court, Brandywine Conservancy (Read more about Melissa here)
Young Woman of Conservation Leadership
Leandra Mira - Leading Organizer of Fridays For Future PGH & Pittsburgh Youth Climate Strike (Read more about Leandra here)
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 email@example.com.
Brian Hill and
Sponsor of Camila Rivera Tinsley
Sponsor of Caren Glotfelty
Sponsor of Kirsi Jansa
Sponsor of Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D
Audrey, Joy and Laurence Sterling
Sponsor of Ann Rosenthal
Sponsor of Sharon Pillar
Sponsor of Maren Cooke
Sponsor of Leandra Mira
Sponsor of Beverly Braverman
Sponsor of Raina Rippel
Sponsor of Melissa Reckner