Prior Recipients and Past Awards

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In an effort to raise environmental awareness throughout Lower Merion Township and to highlight environmental achievements, the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) sponsors the Annual “Go for the Green” awards to recognize residents, businesses, organizations and schools located in the Township or Narberth Borough or who conduct business in the Township or Narberth Borough.

Prior Recipients

Joseph M. Manko Lifetime Achievement Award -

Presented to an individual or group who makes a long-term significant impact on environmental issues such as improvement, protection, and awareness of the environment. This award was named for former Lower Merion Township Board President and Ward 9 Commissioner Joseph M. Manko, Esq., whose environmental endeavors as both an attorney and a community leader have impacted the quality of life in Lower Merion now and for future generations.

2017 - Carl Watson
2016 - Peter Grove
2015 - Kenneth E. Davis
2013 - Robert D. Fox
2012 - Nora Goldfine 
2011 - Mike Weilbacher
2010 - Alison B. Graham
2009 - Wally Maclean
2008 - Sandy Drayer

Resident -

Any individual living in the Township or Narberth Borough 

2017 - Jerry D. Levitt, M.D.
2016 - Jim Speer
2015 -The Haas Family
2014 - Dave Burke
2013 - Dana Axelrod and Margie Levinthal
2012 - Pasture Partners
2011 - Helen and Lee Peachey
2010 - G. A. Taylor Fernley
2009 - Brendan Kittredge
2008 - Jack Marine

Multi-Family Resident -

Any individual living in the Township or Narberth Borough 

2016 - The Benson House

Commercial -

Businesses located in or providing services in the Township or Narberth Borough

2015 - Main Line reBuild
2014 - Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
2013 - Silver and Silver
2012 - Terren Landscapes
2010 - Whole Foods, Wynnewood
2009 - Meyer Design
2008 - Dr. Jerald Matt

Organization -

Nonprofit entities or citizens’ groups in the Township or Narberth Borough

2017 - West Laurel Hill Cemetery
2016 - The Friends of West Mill Creek Park
2015 - The Botanical Society of Lower Merion
2014 - Friends of Linwood Park
2013 - Rotary Club of Ardmore
2012 - Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail
2011 - Alec Williamson Bird Observation Area, Riverbend Environmental Education Center
2010 - Penn Wynne Green
2009 - Narberth Greens
2008 - Lower Merion Conservancy

Educational -

Schools, universities and affiliated student organizations or youth organizations in the Township or Narberth Borough

2017 - Riverbend Environmental Education Center
2016 - St. Joseph’s University and Eurhi Jones
2015 - buildOn
2014 - The Cynwyd Elementary Green Council and Friends Central School, Grade 5 Garden Program
2013 - Dee Eckstein
2012 - Penn Valley Elementary School 
2011 - Pre-K Class at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth-El
2010 - Lower Merion Green Council
2009 - The Haverford School
2008 - Friends' Central School

Commercial Site Greening -

A commercial property that has been enhanced through greening efforts such as the installation of trees, shrubs and other plant material, the reduction in impervious paving, or other improvement to the outdoor environment thereby improving the site ecologically and aesthetically

2017 - Refugia, Ltd
2016 - The Shipley School
2015 - CVS Pharmacy, 260 Rock Hill Road
2013 - Federal Realty Investment Trust and Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center
2011 - 308 E Lancaster Ave
2010 - Bryn Mawr Hospital - Rain Garden