THE PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL AND THE NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS — INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE —
EVENING FOR th ANNUAL NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA'S ENVIRONMENT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 | 5 TO 9 P.M. Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, PA
The Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership is a coalition of: Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Pennsylvania Environmental Council – Northeast Office PPL Corporation Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, Mehoopany Wilkes University The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated toward protecting and restoring the natural and built environment through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. The focus of the Northeast Office is to promote the Council’s work in our community. The Northeast Office serves a sixteen county area including Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties. The Council has offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Luzerne, and Pittsburgh. For more information about the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, please visit: www.pecpa.org
2016 Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment
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The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partners invite you to attend the 26th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment honoring: 2016 Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award Don Miller, Monroe County 2016 Emerging Environmental Leader Award Margaret Capooci, Lackawanna County 2016 Environmental Partnership Award Recipients: Buzzi Unicem USA Stockertown Plant, Northampton County Lehman Sanctuary, Luzerne County Richard Mitchell Jr., Luzerne County Tom Ogorzalek, Luzerne County William Reichert, Schuylkill County Tobyhanna Conservation Association, Monroe County
Keynote Speaker Terrence E. Sweeney, Ph.D. Terrence E. Sweeney, Ph.D., a Professor and Chair of Biology at the University of Scranton, received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Physics from Colgate University and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Rochester. In 1992, after conducting five years of postdoctoral research as a member of the Physiology department at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine, Sweeney joined the Biology faculty at the University of Scranton. Dr. Sweeney will be discussing the University of Scranton’s new course—Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition. The course incorporates an Activity Site and Outreach Steering Committee, whose expertise in serving as stewards of Pennsylvania’s natural resources enable them to broaden the learning outcomes of the course. In addition to educating students about the synergism of nutrition and training in the enhancement of human physical performance and health, the course enabled students to learn how governmental and private organizations acquire, develop and preserve lands for the betterment of the public, how such activities are funded and promoted, and how the students themselves can serve to further land conservation for the good of the public and the environment. The course also promoted an understanding of the breadth and locations of recreational opportunities that are available in Northeastern Pennsylvania region.
Master of Ceremonies Larry Newman Larry Newman, an urban planner and economic developer, is the founding Executive Director of the Diamond City Partnership, Wilkes-Barre’s nonprofit downtown management organization. For the past fifteen years, he has planned and led the revitalization of Downtown Wilkes-Barre and overseen many of the catalytic projects and initiatives undertaken there during that period. His downtown work has received statewide recognition for its community impact and embrace of “smart growth” principles, and he currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center - Pennsylvania’s statewide alliance of downtown revitalization organizations.
An Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment I/We will attend the Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Enclosed is a contribution of $_________ for ______ persons to attend at the following rate: Premier Dinner Benefactor, $5,000 (table of eight) Dinner Benefactor, $2,500 (table of eight) Dinner Patron, $1,250 (table of eight) Dinner Sponsor, $500 (four seats) Nonprofit Environmental Organization, $45 per person General Admission, $50 per person
I/We will not attend the Evening, but please accept our donation in the amount of $_______________.
NAME TITLE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY/STATE/ZIP PHONE E-MAIL
Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal option. Please make checks payable to: “Pennsylvania Environmental Council” and return in the enclosed envelope. Please RSVP by Monday, October 10, 2016.
Please seat the following people together: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Reservations will be held at the door. Dinner Benefactors, Patrons, and Sponsors receive preferred table location; company name listing in the program and on dinner signage; acknowledgement during the dinner by the PEC President and in the dinner Powerpoint; free exhibition space and membership in the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Contact PEC with any questions: Pennsylvania Environmental Council - Northeast Office 175 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 Phone 570-718-6507 or Fax 570-718-6508 Dinner proceeds will benefit the Northeast Pennsylvania Office of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the amount you contributed over the value of the dinner. The value of the dinner is $30. A copy of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s charitable solicitation registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.