The Montgomery County Council today recognized 40 environmentalists that have made a difference in Montgomery County over the past 40 years as the County celebrates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
"I congratulate these outstanding individuals for their hard work to make Montgomery County a greener and more environmentally-friendly place to live in," said Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg today after the recognition ceremony in Rockville. "Their efforts over the past 40 years have undoubtedly contributed to the quality of life that this County is known for."
Recipients of the award were selected based on significant impacts they have made on climate policies, energy efficiency, renewable energy or other environmental goals in Montgomery County in the last 40 years. The winners will represent a wide range of issues and accomplishments spanning four decades. The names and biographies of the awardees will be released at the ceremony.
Thursday, April 22, marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide celebration day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment. Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970.
For a complete list of the recipients, please read the Council press release.