ForeverGreen Luncheon

ForeverGreen Luncheon

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February 27th 2018
11:00 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 2018.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chastain has worked for Sierra Nevada since 2006. In her position, she educates employees on environmental issues and programs, maintains and develops policies and projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, and manages zero waste efforts. She is also vice chair of the City of Chico’s Sustainability Task Force, co-chairs the Brewers Association Sustainability Subcommittee, and is on the board of the US Zero Waste Business Council.  

2018 Award Recipients:

Tommy Wyche Land Conservation Champion Award

Spartanburg School District 6-Farm to School Initiative for model land use and local food program initiatives educating students on healthy eating and agricultural education.

Clean Water Award

Catherine Heigel for her leadership in creating a South Carolina Adopt A Stream volunteer water quality monitoring program.

Land Planning and Policy Award

Dean Hybl for going above and beyond his job description on land use policy, especially with the Shaping Our Future initiative. 

Public Servant of the Year

Representative Gary Clary for standing up for conservation issues over the past year and multiple instances of conservation support. 

Volunteer of the Year

Luther Lyle for outstanding conservation work in Oconee County and protecting the Oconee Town Site.

Innovation in Sustainable Business Award

Swamp Rabbit Café for innovation and success as a model sustainable business in the Upstate. 


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For more information about this event, please contact Murray Dorn at

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