sEVENTH Annual innovation in conservation awards gala

Climate – Energy – Water

Wednesday, November  6, 2019 / 6:00 pM – 9:00 pM

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center / 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Join us at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center to celebrate the key role Michigan’s cities, business leaders, and philanthropic community play in setting our state on course toward a sustainable future.


Each of our 2019 honorees have fought tirelessly and selflessly for the public health and well-being of Michigan citizens and natural resources — from calling for the immediate shutdown of Enbridge’s aging, decrepit Line 5 pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac to playing an instrumental role in closing Detroit’s solid waste incinerator.

Public Official of the Year – Attorney General Dana Nessel

Advocate of the Year – Ahmina Maxey: Co-Director, Transforming Power Fund

Business Leaders of the Year – The Great Lakes Business Network

Questions or RSVP: Contact our events team at or 734-222-9650.

2018 Sponsors

DTE Energy Foundation*

Bell’s Brewery

Cherry Republic


Consumers Energy Foundation*

Detroit Salt Company

Denis Pierce

Byrum & Fisk

Founders Brewing Company

Elizabeth Goodenough

NachtLaw, P.C.

Ed and Gerri Parks

Maureen Martin and Michael Penskar

Moxie Media

Evan Pratt*

Bank of Ann Arbor

Joan Binkow

Janis Bobrin

Ecology Center*

Ghida Dagher

Robert Garvey*

Chris and Elaine Graham

Paul and Anne Glendon

Jiffy Mixes

Lisa and Hannan Lis

Meadowlark Design+Build

The McKinney Foundation*

Michigan Environmental Council*

Planned Parenthood of Michigan

Public Sector Consultants

Denise Thal and David Scobey

Urban Ashes

Emma White


* Denotes contributions made to the Michigan Leauge of Conservation Voters Education Fund

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