EARTH University Foundation to recognize four Georgia residents for
leadership in environmental and social sustainability
Today EARTH University Foundation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced its
October 14th awards gala event, Pillars of EARTH: Sustainable Leadership Awards.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 21, 2010 -- Today EARTH University Foundation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia,
has announced its October 14th awards gala event, Pillars of EARTH: Sustainable Leadership Awards.
“Here in Atlanta, we are looking forward to the Pillars of EARTH event with great anticipation and hope to make
it a celebration of all we love about EARTH University and its 20 years of unbridled success,” commented Liliana
Salas-Grip, Director of Development of EARTH University Foundation. The event, which coincides with the 20th
Anniversary of Costa Rica based EARTH University, will honor four Georgia residents who have demonstrated
leadership in sustainability initiatives.
Awards will be presented in four areas corresponding to the four pillars of an EARTH University education:
ethical values, environmental and social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and technical and scientific
knowledge. Nominees for the four award categories will be made by an Atlanta-based nominations committee and
will also be accepted through an open nominations process. A separate national selection committee will select
the four award recipients from among the nominees.
Atlanta residents Jane C. and Dameron Black III will host Pillars of EARTH at the Hotel Palomar in Atlanta from
6:30pm to 9:30pm on October 14th, 2010. “This event reinforces the core values of EARTH University: human
development, academic excellence, ethical behavior, social consciousness, the search for knowledge, sustainable
development and biodiversity conservation,” said Mrs. Black, a member (Chairman Emeritus) of the EARTH
University Foundation Board of Trustees.
Hotel Palomar was chosen because of Kimpton Hotels’, the parent company, dedication to susta