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Palm City’s John Nelson Receives Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship

Prestigious National Award and $10,000 Grant Furthers Efforts of Local Environmental Leader

 
 
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PRLog - Jan. 10, 2014 - PALM CITY, Fla. -- Toyota and the National Audubon Society today announced that a Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship will be awarded to Stuart based John Nelson. A member of Audubon of Martin County, John produces “The Audubon Moment” for local public radio and is also a wildlife videographer. After a competitive nationwide selection process, John was selected for the year-long fellowship program and a $10,000 grant.

Audubon and Toyota select 40 high-potential conservation leaders to receive Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowships each year. With their $10,000 grants, Toyota TogetherGreen Fellows conduct community projects to engage diverse audiences in habitat, water or energy conservation. In addition to receiving support to help launch their conservation initiatives, Toyota TogetherGreen Fellows also benefit from specialized training and membership in a diverse national network of conservation professionals.

Nelson will be using his grant funding to expand the scope of his radio broadcast “The Audubon Moment” as heard on local public radio stations WQCS and WFIT. The Audubon Moment is a series of 60-second Public Service Announcements that helps listeners identify birds that can be found in their own back yard, and their local community.  To date, over 80 episodes of The Audubon Moment have been produced.

“Toyota TogetherGreen Fellows help people engage with nature. They look like America: diverse, passionate and patriotic,” said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold (@david_yarnold (http://twitter.com/david_yarnold)). “They are environmental heroes and we’re excited to give them a chance to invent the future.”

The Toyota TogetherGreenFellowship Program invests in conservation leaders of all backgrounds, providing them with resources, visibility and a growing peer network to help them lead communities nationwide to a healthier environmental future. Since 2008, 240 conservation leaders from across the country have been awarded Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowships. They have engaged nearly 150,000 people in a wide variety of conservation efforts nationwide.

A complete list of 2013 Toyota TogetherGreen Fellows and details about their conservation projects can be found at www.togethergreen.org/fellows.

About Audubon of Martin County

Founded in 1955, Audubon of Martin County’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Audubon of Martin County preserves and manages over 280 acres of conservation land while also offering educational workshops, field trips, special speakers, and the annual “Bird’s Eye View” photography contest. Audubon of Martin County also holds the “My Favorite Bird” Essay and Art Contest each year for students within the Martin County School District.

About Toyota TogetherGreen

Toyota and the National Audubon Society launched the Toyota TogetherGreen initiative in 2008 to foster diverse environmental leadership and invest in innovative conservation ideas. Toyota TogetherGreen funding recipients have improved more than 30,000 acres of habitat, mobilized 420,000 individuals, conserved 15 million gallons of water and leveraged $10.5 million in volunteer hours. For more information, visit www.togethergreen.org.

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