West Virginia Environmental Council
E-Day, February 22, 2002
Over one hundred environmentalists, and twenty five organizations & green businesses participated in the 13th annual E-Day! held last Friday.....bringing our issues, concerns and solutions along with us.
Key-note Speaker Dave Peyton's speech entitled "You Are the Balance", reminded all of us how important and needed our environmental activism really is.
Some Awards "bitter sweet"
Two of our awards were given posthumously: the Mother Jones, to activist Laura Forman, and the
Linda Schnautz Courage to Pauline Hanson.
Janet Fout, presenter of the Mother Jones award for Laura, noted how much of a "bitter-sweet" occasion this was. "Fate had something else in mind for Laura....fate, like Mother Jones, had important work for Laura to do."
Laura's husband Mike accepted on her behalf, saying, "This work really completed Laura, it truly completed her."
Pauline Hanson's son, Charlie accepted the Linda Schnautz Courage award on behalf of his mother. "My mother would be so proud and honored to receive this award, as am I proud to accept it for her."
Newly created Green Entrepreneur went to Susan & Don Sauter, of Flying Ewe Farm for their sustainable business. Susan accepted for the team stressing the importance of organically grown produce, and sustainable community development.
The Grass Roots Environmental Activist was awarded to Margaret Janes for her many years of devotion on issues such as water
degradation. "Margret brings scientific expertise and commitment to her work," noted presenter Don Garvin.
Senator Jon Hunter was the recipient of the The Chuck Chambers Public Service award. Jon is our
consistent champion in the Legislature!
Byrd Statue flanked by Mountaintop
Mary Wildfire, WVEC President
Senator Jon Hunter accepts Chuck Chambers public service award
Dave Peyton on E-Day