Each year, the Founders Fund Society honors an established, exemplary environmental leader. This year we honor Joe Martens, former Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, to receive the 2015 Founders Fund Leadership Award. Mr. Martens has led the state in numerous initiatives to protect drinking water, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gases. Among his many achievements, Commissioner Martens issued a Findings Statement concluding that high volume hydraulic fracturing should not be allowed to move forward in New York State.
Mr. Martens will be recognized at the Annual Founders Fund Society Reception on November 3rd. Click here to learn more about the event and purchase tickets.