Project Green: Honoring a local environmentalist

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 6 at 6:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky, (WHAS11) -- In this week's Project Green a local woman who made the environment a priority.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award. Riehm was the deputy mayor of Louisville from 1986 to 1996 under Jerry Abramson and helped create the Partnership for a Green City and Brightside initiatives. She also worked as a reporter Courier Journal.
 
Two years after her death in 2008, the award was created in her honor and has been given out each Earth Day.

"The award eligibility is anyone who's in public service. Joan spent most of her life in public service and so we want to recognize people who are in public sector jobs or students who are in public sector schools who are making some impact or something innovative on the environment in our city," Brent Fryrear, Partnership0p for a Green City director, said.

Individuals and groups are eligible for the award and the winner gets a plaque and $500 cash prize.
Nominations are being accepted through March 31.

Click here to nominate a person or a group for the Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award.
 

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