2010 Feinstone Environmental Awards Banquet
Celebrating Native Visions for a Sustainable Future
Thursday, October 21, 2010
University Sheraton, Syracuse, New York
Lew and Dawn Allyn of Skaneateles, NY will receive the Honorary Feinstone Award in recognition of their dedicated support of the SUNY-ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is the oldest college in the nation devoted exclusively to sciences related to the study, wise use and replenishment of natural resources. With academic programs related to community design and research; renewable and sustainable energy; and biotechnology applied to natural systems, SUNY-ESF serves some of the largest and most productive sectors of the New York State and national economy.
SUNY-ESF is also the administrator for the Sol Feinstone Environmental Awards, which seeks to recognize achievements in advancing the cause of the environment. One of the oldest and most respected in the field, the Feinstone Award was established in 1976. Past recipients have come from science, conservation, government, public policy, teaching and the media.
The Feinstone Environmental Awards Banquet is the primary annual fundraising event for SUNY-ESF, attracting over 200 Central New York business and community leaders. Proceeds raised from the event are used for the ESF Presidential Scholarship Awards for students who will ultimately become our future environmental leaders.
Henry Lickers, Director of the Environment Division of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will serve as keynote speaker. His remarks will center on the theme of “celebrating native visions for a sustainable future”.
For 2010, the Feinstone Awards Committee, in partnership with the SUNY-ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, has chosen to highlight Native American perspectives on our shared environmental future.
The event will be hosted by radio personality Jim Reith of 570 WSYR and host of The Jim Reith Show.