FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2003
MAYOR HONORED BY HAWAII AUDUBON SOCIETY
Mayor Jeremy Harris has been honored for exceptional achievements in protecting the environment by the Hawaii Audubon Society, which has selected him for its 2003 President’s Award.
The Society recently presented the award to the Mayor in recognition of his “sincere and persistent dedication to environmental protection and education in Hawaii.”
“I am deeply honored by this award because it is bestowed by an organization with a long and distinguished tradition of caring for our ecosystems and natural resources,” said the Mayor. “Mahalo to all in my administration who have worked so hard to implement our policies to safeguard our precious environment for future generations.”
The President’s Award recognizes public officials for action that has had major impact on conservation in Hawaii. The Audubon Society commended Mayor Harris for hosting the Pacific Environmental Summit; creating the award-winning Hanauma Bay Education Center; and initiating recycling programs, Vision projects, the Ocean Fest event and the Keiki Tree Project.