Gorge Owned is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Tod J. LeFevre Sustainable Champion Awards. This award celebrates individuals, businesses, organizations and students working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental and social issues facing the Gorge while also demonstrating that such solutions can be economically viable. They are passionate leaders who exemplify the importance of trying to meet our current needs without compromising the well-being of future generations. Nominations for the Tod J. LeFevre Sustainable Champion Awards will be accepted until April 15, 2019, and announced Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Earth Week Electric Bike Demo Day at Oregon e-Bikes in downtown Hood River. To nominate an individual or an organization, please fill out this simple form.

This award is named after Tod J. LeFevre, a longtime resident of Hood River and a true champion of sustainability. Tod passed away on March 7, 2011 when his long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis ended before donor lungs could be found. Among many other things, Tod was a respected civil engineer, a mountaineer, skier, adventurer, innovator and teacher. He launched a solar engineering and installation firm, Common Energy, which is now owned by Scott Sorensen. Tod and Marti have two children, Cassell and Sutton Bell. We honor Tod and his humble determination to make our community and this world a better place.

Click HERE to make a nomination by April 15th.

More info: gorgeowned.org/awards

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