During the weeks leading up to our virtual event, on October 8, we'll be profiling the eleven amazing women from Southwest PA we're celebrating this year. Today, we meet our Women of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation, Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D. – Author and Documentary Film Producer
Meet Patricia M. DeMarco, Ph.D. Women of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation
Patricia M. DeMarco is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. with a doctorate in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has spent a thirty-year career in energy and environmental policy in both private and public sector positions. She is a Rachel Carson Scholar and served as Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. She holds the office of Vice President of the Forest Hills Borough Council. She sits as Secretary on the Board of Trustees for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Her book, titled “Pathways to Our Sustainable Future – A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh” explores positive pathways toward sustainability, based on 28 case studies in Pittsburgh. Inspired by Rachel Carson’s environmental ethic, the book was funded by the W. Clyde and Ida Mae Thurman Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. It was published by The University of Pittsburgh Press in 2017. More information is available here: https://patriciademarco.com/book/
She is the Executive Producer of a documentary film with Mark E. Dixon, “The Power of One Voice- A 50 Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson” and has served as technical advisor for a video series with Kirsi Jansa (who is also a 2020 WIC Honoree!) titled “Sustainability Pioneers”https://patriciademarco.com/film-video/
The Event Goes On! Tickets Now Available!
WOMEN IN CONSERVATION AWARDS VIRTUAL EVENT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020, 5:30-7pm
$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!
Bonus: the first 50 tickets sold get a PennFuture "watchdog doggie bandana"!
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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
We also want to give 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.