As of Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Gorge Owned (GO!) is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge. GO! will present the awards to one individual, one business and one student at the Gorge Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 20 at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River.
To nominate someone, go to gorgeowned.org/earth-day-2.
Tod J. LeFevre was a longtime resident of Hood River who passed away on March 7, 2011 when his struggle with pulmonary fibrosis ended before donor lungs could be found. Tod was a passionate and humble person who exemplified the change GO! wishes to inspire others to make in the world. Among many other things, Tod was a respected civil engineer with Skamania County, Wash., who eventually launched a solar engineering and installation firm, Common Energy, which is currently owned and operated by Scott Sorensen. Tod is survived by his wife Marti and children Cassell and Sutton Bell.
Nominations for the Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards must be made no later than April 11, 2016.
In addition to announcing the winners of the Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards at the Gorge Earth Day celebration on April 20th, GO! will be presenting 6 short “TED-style” talks from local innovators, along with live music by Alonzo Garbanzo, food for sale by Salt Rose Kitchen, and children’s activities with various local environmental groups. The cost is $5-10 (sliding scale) for adults, free for ages 12 and under. The event runs from 6-9pm at Springhouse Cellars and is co-sponsored by Envirogorge and Columbia Riverkeeper.
Gorge Owned is a non-profit member-supported organization helping people invest in a strong local economy, healthy environment and vibrant community in the Columbia River Gorge. With more than 220 individual and business members, GO! delivers year-round programing that connects people to information and resources, leading to citizen empowerment, community investment, engagement and positive change. Programs include GO! Solar, GO! Local, Sense of Place, Green Drinks, and more. Learn More- gorgeowned.org