Earth Day Awards Luncheon

Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:30 pm – Giovanni’s Restaurant
presented by
UTC Aerospace Systems – Rockford

Featuring John Mandyck

Co-Author of Food Foolish

John Mandyck serves as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation. A global leader in the aerospace, food refrigeration and commercial building industries, United Technologies provides high-technology systems and services that move the world forward with well-known global brands such as Carrier, Otis, Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems.

John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council and is a member of the Corporate Council at the Harvard University Center for Health and the Global Environment. He is also on the adjunct faculty for the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the co-author of the book Food Foolish, which explores the hidden connection between food waste, hunger and climate change.

Throughout his career, John has worked with governments, universities and organizations around the globe to accelerate environmental sustainability in an increasingly urbanizing world.

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This event supports our mission —

To improve our environment through education,
public awareness and community involvement.

Previous Featured Guests

2017-  Will Allen, Growing Power Founder & CEO

2016 – Laura Turner Seydel, Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

2015 – Richard Louv, author, Last Child in the Woods

2014 – Daryl Hannah, actor, director and environmentalist

2013 – Leilani Munter, professional race-car driver, eco-athlete

2012 – Mark Lee, Astronaut and tree farmer

2011 – Steve Thomas, Emmy Award-winning television host, author and environmentalist 

2010 – Annabelle Gurwitch, actor, author and environmentalist

2009 – Philippe Cousteau, explorer and environmentalist

2008 – Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist

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