Saturday, March 1, 2008

OMNI Center leaders appreciate Environmental Organization of the Year award from Arkansas Sierra Club


Melanie Dietzel is a co-president of OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology. Thousands of people who visit the Fayetteville town square for the Farmer's Market each spring, summer and fall will recognize Dietzel as the person most frequently in charge of the OMNI table Saturday mornings on the square. She shares OMNI's message and listens well when others express their point of view. When she isn't out front leading, she is motivating OMNI volunteers and doing day-to-day OMNI chores in the background!

Gladys Tiffany of the Town Branch Neighborhood is co-president of the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology. She has worked on World Peace Wetland Prairie events, such as the annual Earth Day celebrations (coming up again on April 20, 2008, at 1121 South Duncan Avenue in the neighborhood) and is a member of the Carbon Caps Task Force working to support the Governor's Commission on Global Warming.

Kelly Mulholland (left) has led OMNI's environmental efforts for several years, including the successful push to create the Governor's Commission on Global Warming and OMNI's Carbon Caps Task Force to support that commission. He and his wife, Donna, have sung their songs inspiring environmental conservation nationwide, including at the 2006 World Peace Wetland Prairie Earth Day celebration.
Professor James Richard Bennett founded the OMNI Center with its wide-ranging but inseparable goals. Bennett's philosophy includes the belief that neither peace nor justice can be achieved without protecting and enhancing the earth's environment, natural resources and habitat for all living things.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They ought to appreciate it. Sierra Club awards are presigious. And they don't hand them out except for major accomplishments. Mulholland and others worked hard to get the Governor's Commission on Global Warming set up. Now will the legislature pay attention to what that commission recommends?