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.

Program Speakers

Master of Ceremonies – Stephen Henderson

Special Guest – Slam Poet Natasha Miller


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 [email protected] or 734-222-9650.

2019 Sponsors

Michigan Sponsors

Bell’s Brewery

DTE Energy

Grewal Law, PLLC



Huron Sponsors

Byrum & Fisk

Consumers Energy

Debbie and Mike Tirico

Denis Pierce

Detroit Salt Company




Anglers of the Au Sable

Bali Kumar

Bank of Ann Arbor

Chris and Jim MacInnes

Columbia Asset Management*

Denise Thal and David Scobey

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Ecology Center*

Emma White

Joan Binkow

John Hunting

Kanji & Katzen, PLLC

Leah Gunn

Lisa and Hannan Lis

Lisa and Jim Baker

Mark and Linda Johnson

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council*

Michigan Environmental Council*

National Wildlife Federation

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan*

Public Sector Consultants

Steve Hamp

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum*


Ontario Sponsors

Bill and Kay Farr

Don and Mary Brown

Ed and Gerri Parks*

Jiffy Mixes

Moxie Media

PSI, Inc. 



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

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