LeFevre Sustainability Awards nomination period now open

Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh 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 March for Science on Saturday, April 22 at Rheingarten Park in White Salmon.

Nominations for the Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards will be accepted until April 10.

To nominate an individual or an organization, go www.gorgeowned.org/awar-ds.

This award is named after Tod J. LeFevre, a longtime resident of Hood River and a true champion of sustainability. LeFevre died on March 7, 2011, when his long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis ended before donor lungs could be found. Among many other things, LeFevre was a civil engineer, a mountaineer, skier, adventurer, innovator and teacher. He launched a solar engineering and installation firm, Common Energy, which is now owned by his wife Marti and Scott Sorensen.

Tod and Marti have two children, Cassell and Sutton Bell. This award honors Tod and his humble determination to make this community and world a better place.

Gorge Owned is a 501.c.3 member-supported organization with a mission to help people invest in a strong local economy, healthy environment and vibrant community in the Columbia River Gorge. With more than 200 individual and business members, GO! delivers year-round programing that informs and inspires people to invest in making the Gorge an even better place to live. Programs include Gorge Green Drinks, Sense of Place Lecture Series, GO! Local, GO! Solar, Clean Energy Works and more. Learn more at GorgeOwned.org.



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