Lifetime Achievement Award to be given to Tally Sweat by GreenLaw

Tally Sweat - Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 Environmental HeroGreenLaw is awarding Tally Sweat its Lifetime Achievement award at its annual Environmental Heroes event on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. A longtime activist and volunteer, Tally was working on environmental issues long before many of today’s enthusiasts could spell “environmental”.

Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 3, 2014

Media Contact:
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
sbenfield@greenlaw.org
404-659-3122

Lifetime Achievement Award to be given to Tally Sweat by GreenLaw
Serving tirelessly to protect Georgia’s parks and rivers

Tally Sweat - Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 Environmental HeroAtlanta, GA – GreenLaw is awarding Tally Sweat its Lifetime Achievement award at its annual Environmental Heroes event on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. A longtime activist and volunteer, Tally was working on environmental issues long before many of today’s enthusiasts could spell “environmental”.

Tally serves unwaveringly as the Legislature Chairman for The Garden Club of Georgia, was involved with the protecting the Chattahoochee River and was a founding member of Park Pride and currently is an Ex-Officio member of the board. Tally actively participates in the Georgia Water Coalition. Mrs. Sweat is also the President Emerita and Historian of The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.

“I can’t imagine what our parks would be like without Tally” enthused Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Executive Director of GreenLaw. “Tally was a natural choice for the Lifetime Achievement. She is a joy to work with and has been steadfast in her support for Georgia’s land and water use and protection of its unique beauty.”

Other honorees are:  Environmental Hero - April Ingle, outgoing Executive Director of the Georgia River Network and Ogden Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law - Galloway & Lyndall, LLC, a law firm that advocates for solar energy before the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Each of the winners has shaped Georgia’s future from water protection to land enhancement to solar advancement. 

GreenLaw is hosting its annual Environmental Heroes award celebration on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014.  The event will be held at Nelson Mullins on the top floor with stunning views of downtown Atlanta at 201 17th Street at Atlantic Station. The Environmental Heroes event is one of the environmental community’s premiere events with sustainable catering provided by Parsley’s Catering, featuring White Oak Pastures and Sapelo Sea Farms fare, live music from the Tammy Allen Trio and adult libations. The event includes networking, a brief honoree award ceremony and a thank you gift.

Sponsorships and tickets for the event may be purchased at www.greenlaw.org. Tickets are $250 for a couple and $150 for individuals. If you would like to include congratulations to Tally Sweat in the Environmental Heroes program, please contact the Communication Department via e-mail at bbond@greenlaw.org.

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