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Join us September 27 to celebrate two Detroit champions

19th Annual Environmental Awards Celebration

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres reception,
silent auction of Michigan items & experiences, & awards ceremony
from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

The Rattlesnake Club
300 River Place Drive, Detroit

Matt Cullen -- Milliken Distinguished Service Award &
Mark Covington -- Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership

Please join us in celebrating the vision and achievements of two outstanding community champions!

Matt Cullen
Helen and William Milliken Distinguished Service Award recipient
For four decades, Matt Cullen has been a driving force in downtown Detroit’s comeback. As an executive with General Motors and Rock Ventures and a leader on the boards of many local nonprofits, he has steered numerous improvement initiatives, such as renovating dozens of buildings, reviving the riverfront, and launching the QLINE streetcar service. In addition to slowing sprawl, Mr. Cullen’s contributions are helping clean polluted sites, promote healthy neighborhoods, and encourage public transit, making the Motor City a better place to live, work and play.

Mark Covington
Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership recipient
By taking action to clear a garbage-strewn lot and plant a garden, Mark Covington started a grassroots effort to revive his northeast Detroit neighborhood. In the nine years since, he has nurtured the Georgia Street Community Collective, an urban farming and community engagement initiative. In providing a growing menu of resources available to anyone, including vegetable gardens, a fruit orchard, classes on beekeeping and other subjects, and a community center, Mr. Covington’s GSCC is yielding healthy, positive change.
Your support will provide vital assistance to our efforts to safeguard the health and well-being of Michigan's people and places.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Joe Bower at (517) 487-9539 or email joe@environmentalcouncil.org.

We hope to see you September 27 in Detroit!
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