On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, New York City Audubon honored Ajamu Brown, Helena Durst, and Christopher Ward at our eighth annual Fall Roost benefit in the Lake Room of the Central Park Boathouse. The Fall Roost raises funds for New York City Audubon's conservation and education programs. The evening offered good food, excellent company, and a silent auction featuring eco-adventures, original artwork, and a few fun surprises.
Mr. Brown, a TogetherGreen Fellow from Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, created an online, interactive green map and community toolkit for his neighborhood. The Bed-Stuy Community Eco-Mapping Project is designed to assist local residents in discovering their own community’s green assets, and to cultivate new leaders on environmental sustainability issues in Central Brooklyn.
Ms. Durst, Vice President at the Durst Organization, has been our partner for a number of Project Safe Flight initiatives, including Lights Out NY and bird-friendly buildings. She is currently assisting us with our effort to map how migrant songbirds use New York City, by allowing us to place microphones on the rooftops of four Durst Organization buildings in midtown.
Mr. Ward, Executive Vice President for Major Projects at Dragados USA, is a former NYC Audubon board member and has served as the head of the Port Authority of NY and NJ, and as the DEP Commissioner. In both roles he has pioneered sustainability initiatives that will impact each organization well into the future.
Photos from October 16, 2012
Honoring Ajamu Brown, Helena Durst, and Christopher Ward
Photos from October 18, 2011
Honoring Peter Joost, George J. Mullen Jr., and Maria Torres
Photos from October 19, 2010
Honoring Beryl Thurman, Henry Christensen III, and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers