ForeverGreen Luncheon

ForeverGreen Luncheon

Date & Time

February 19th 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Embassy Suites

670 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, South Carolina 29607


Upstate Forever’s ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon celebrates individuals and organizations for significant contributions in fields related to conservation and sustainable growth. It's a great opportunity to come together, and we have a fantastic event planned for 2019.

2019 Award Recipients

Learn more about the awardees at our blog

The Marjorie E. Schmidt Stewardship Award

Dick Carr, for his tireless dedication to Upstate Forever for more than a decade. Read more

The Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion 

Doug Harper, for his role in reauthorizing the SC Conservation Bank. Read more

Clean Water CHAMPION

Nikki Grumbine, for her leadership with the Friends of the Reedy River. Read more

Land Planning & Policy CHAMPION

The Northside Initiative, for their collaborative efforts to transform & revitalize Spartanburg’s Northside community. Read more

Public Servant of the Year

Phil Gaines, for his years of service to the SC State Parks Service. Read more


Dennis Chastain, for his 40+ years of work as a writer, historian, botanist, guide, and conservation advocate. Read more

Keynote Speaker

This year, we are pleased to have Mr. Paul Hilton, Partner, Portfolio Manager, and Research Analyst at Trilium Asset Management as our keynote speaker. Paul will present "Investing for a Better World: The business case and the environmental imperative for sustainable investing."

Trillium is the oldest investment firm exclusively focused on sustainable and responsible investing. Founded in 1982, Trillium was established to provide a space for clients to invest their money in alignment with their values, and has become one of the largest SRI investment firms in the U.S.  

Paul started his career as an Analyst with the Council on Economic Priorities, a nonprofit known for the influential consumer guidebook “Shopping for a Better World.”  He is the former board chair of US SIF, the U.S. membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in socially responsible and sustainable investing. He is also the former treasurer of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and founder of the Social Investment Research Analysts Network, the first U.S. network of sustainability analysts.


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