“The need for Audubon’s work is greater than ever. Fortunately, we are up to the challenge.” – Executive Director Ana Paula Tavares
Bob the American Kestrel and Oban the Red-shouldered Hawk were the first to greet attendees of the 2019 Environmental Leadership Awards this April 25 in Greenwich.
Against a stunning backdrop overlooking Captain’s Harbor on the water, Audubon Connecticut proudly honored Thomas E. Lovejoy, PhD with the Environmental Leadership Award, and Camille Broderick with the Katie O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award.
Thomas E. Lovejoy, PhD is a world-renowned conservation biologist whose quote, “If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world,” was a launchpad for 2018’s “Year of the Bird” collaboration between the National Audubon Society, National Geographic, BirdLife International, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Greenwich native Camille Broderick was presented with the Katie O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award for the passion and dedication she has brought to Audubon, volunteering as a Teacher Naturalist at the Audubon Center in Greenwich, serving on the center’s Board of Directors, and chairing its Education Committee.
The event featured an exciting live auction, and a surprise offer to bid on a guided wildlife tour in the Amazon with Dr. Lovejoy himself!
"Tom and Camille are inspiring the future CEOs of environmentally minded corporations, forward thinking policy makers and conservation biologists. Their role as mentors and educators are commendable and inspirational," said Ana Paula Tavares, executive director of Audubon Connecticut.
The event was a resounding success! Funds raised will be used to support conservation efforts across Connecticut in support of birds, people, and the places we all depend on to thrive.
Photos from this special event are below.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Live Auction.