15 honored as 'Women Greening the Pittsburgh Region'

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The Women and Girls Foundation has named 15 honorees for its annual awards and fundraising gala, this time in the field of "Women Greening the Pittsburgh Region." They will be feted Nov. 19 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Downtown.

Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will be the keynote speaker.

The honorees are: Beverly Braverman, Mountain Watershed Association Inc.; Zelda Curtiss, retired attorney, Department of Environmental Protection; Patricia M. DeMarco, Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University; Janice Webb Donatelli, Artemis Environmental; Rachel Filippini, Group Against Smog and Pollution Inc.

Ann Jones Gerace, Conservation Consultants Inc.; Caren Glotfelty, Environmental Program at the Heinz Endowments; Kim Kipin-McDonald, Bayer Material Science LLC; Chris Koch, GTECH Strategies; Vivian Loftness, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture; Kelly Ogrodnik, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Allison Robinson, Environmental Initiatives at UPMC; Brenda L. Smith, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association; Dianne B. Swan, Rosedale Block Cluster Inc.; and Linda Wigington, Affordable Comfort Inc.

In addition, two West Greene High School Students, Kara Curry and MiKayla Sonneborn, will receive a Special Award of Distinction for their work advocating enhanced diesel emission regulations in their school district.

The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. For information or tickets, visit www.wgfpa.org, email jui@wgfpa.org or call 412-258-2559.



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