Women honored for environmental initiatives
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Fifteeen women who have played leadership roles in the environmental "greening" of Pittsburgh were honored at the Women and Girls Foundation annual fundraising gala Saturday evening at the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, Downtown.
Heidi Bartholomew, foundation board chairwoman, said the awards "honor women who through their actions, words and work are leading the way in green energy, green policy, green technology and green innovation in our region."
Receiving awards were Beverly Braverman, of the Mountain Watershed Association Inc., a grassroots environmental group in Fayette County; Zelda Curtiss, a retired attorney with the state Department of Environmental Protection; Patricia DeMarco, director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University; Janice Webb Donatelli, of Artemis Environmental; Rachel Filippini, executive director of the Group Against Smog and Pollution; Ann Jones Gerace, executive director of Conservation Consultants Inc.; Caren Glotfelty, director of the Heinz Endowments Environmental Program; Kim Kipin-McDonald, of Bayer Material Science LLC; Chris Koch, of GTECH Strategies; Vivian Loftness of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture; Kelly Ogrodnik, sustainable design and programs manager at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; Allison Robinson, director of environmental initiatives at UPMC; Brenda Smith, executive director of Nine Mile Run Watershed Association; Dianne Swan, executive director of Rosedale Block Cluster Inc.; and Linda Wigington, founder of Affordable Comfort Inc.
Also honored were West Greene High School students Kara Curry and MiKayla Sonneborn for their advocacy work on enhanced diesel emissions regulations for school buses in the district.
First Published November 20, 2011 12:00 am