The effects of climate change are being seen worldwide and right here in Michigan. NMEAC presented Peter Sinclair and his videos about the unfolding disaster and what you can do to become involved in creating solutions that will carry us through.
Peter Sinclair is a videographer and journalist who has been tracking the science behind climate change through his decades of scientific interviews and visiting regions that are seeing the effects of our warming atmosphere. He's a frequent contributor to Yale Climate Connections This is Not Cool, Media Director of the Dark Snow Project, Climate Denial Crock of the Week, and NCSE 2017 Friend of the Planet.
Enjoy the Presentation
Over 100 people joined us on Zoom and participated in our live stream from the Neahtawanta Center, where several NMEAC board members and award recipients joined us for a celebration.
See this year's recipients listed here.
See this year's nominees listed below.
Everyone is a winner in our book. Thank you for your support and participation.
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00:00 Welcome from Ann Rogers, NMEAC Chair
00:56 Sally Van Vleck and "Founding Mothers," Martha Phillips, and Charlene Goral
04:22 Keynote: Kate Madigan, Director of Michigan Climate Action Network
24:49 Music from Victor McNanemy - "Lament of the Lakes"
34:32 Ann Rogers sets up the Awards
35:50 Jeremy Reisig introduces Nominees and Recipients
37:57 Environmentalist of the Year: Student - Katherine DePauw, Great Lakes Water Studies Institute
39:52 Environmentalist of the Year: Educator - Cory Hanson, Greenspire School
42:43 Environmentalist of the Year: Grass Roots Group - Jannan Cornstalk, Water is Life Festival
46:24 Environmentalist of the Year: Journalism & Communications - Beth Wallace, National Wildlife Federation
48:49 Environmentalist of the Year: Business - Bob Sutherland, Cherry Republic
50:24 Environmentalist of the Year: Public Service Office - Kama Ross, Grand Traverse & Leelanau Conservation District
50:38 Environmentalist of the Year: Professional - Kelly Thayer, FLOW For The Love Of Water
55:16 Environmentalist of the Year: Volunteer - Madeline Baroli, Leelanau, Benzie, and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts
58:01 Environmentalist of the Year: Volunteer - Aubrey Ann Parker, Benzie Water Festival
59:55 Environmentalist of the Year: General - Rick Buckhalter
1:02:49 Environmentalist of the Year: Agriculture - Barry Krull, Krull's Composting (accepted by Christina Speaks)
1:07:55 John Nelson presents the John Nelson Watershed Steward Award - Tom Nelson, Leelanau Conservancy
1:10:11 Ann Rogers presents the special Litigator of the Year - Holly T. Bird
1:13:07 Susan Wheadon presents the Golden Beaver Award - Cathie Cline
1:15:51 John Nelson presents the Clarence Kroupa Lifetime Achievement Award - Dori Turner, Watervale Inn (accepted by Glen Chown)
1:21:36 Ann Rogers and David Petrove present the Golden Bulldozer Award - five of the Grand Traverse County Commissioners
1:24:08 Ann Rogers introduces Terri Reisig to give the inaugural Greg Reisig Prize for Environmental Journalism - Dave Dempsey, FLOW For Love Of Water
1:30:11 Farewell and a reading from Ann Rogers
1:32:00 Farewell from Jeremy Reisig as he performs "Love."
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