April 2012 Newsletter
Message from CEO Matt Petersen
On April 20, it will be two years since the tragic and devastating Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and we are still working on recovery and restoration efforts. We fight every day for a clean energy future and seeing devastation from an oil spill is particularly painful. Then and now, we mourn the loss of life, the destruction and death of wildlife, and the economic devastation to citizens whose livelihoods depend on a thriving and clean Gulf of Mexico. Sadly, much of the commercial fishing industry, their families, and communities continue to suffer. The environment is also still badly affected. In the last month alone, we have heard of deep-water coral damage and dolphins reported to be seriously ill. While BP agreed to pay $7.8 billion in the settlement for property damage, lost wages, and business losses... Read on
We are in deep planning mode for our 16th Annual Millennium Awards, set for June 2 in Santa Monica, CA. Honorees announced so far: Cathy and Ed O'Neill (Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award) and Mike Sullivan of LAcarGUY (Community Environmental Leadership Award). Meanwhile, you can get more information and tickets and check out reports and photos from last year's event.
Reports on conferences for our waste and recycling efforts (Annie White, left), activities at the Holy Cross Project in New Orleans, and more. Plus, we have new Global Green Room Interviews with Kelly Rigg of Tck Tck Tck and Kristina von Hoffmann of the Alliance for Climate Education.