Join NBC 5 and support the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) as they honor BRIT’s twentieth International Award of Excellence in Conservation recipient, Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, the renowned tropical and conservation biologist for his life-long work in biodiversity protection. Get your tickets today to this exciting luncheon which takes place on Friday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Individual seats and corporate/private tables are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling BRIT at 817.332.4441 or online at www.BRIT.org.
BRIT will also honor three regional sustainability award recipients, TCU, Sundance Square, and John Merrill, for their local sustainability contributions in helping make North Texas a better place.
BRIT International Award of Excellence in Conservation
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy – award recipient
Tropical and Conservation Biologist
Friday, March 28
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS:
BRIT’s 20th International Award of Excellence in Conservation Recipient
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy
Dr. Lovejoy’s work in the field of conservation is a remarkable study of how one person can make a difference through the creative application of knowledge. He has been engaged for decades in helping conserve the Amazon rainforest; and his other programs, like his innovative debt for- nature swap concept and his conservation biology initiatives are helping save Earth’s precious biodiversity.
Regional Sustainability Award Recipients
Texas Christian University
From energy and water conservation, design and construction, and food services, to promoting recycling and waste reduction by its student population and offering courses in sustainability, Texas Christian University is committed to being a model conservation-oriented center for higher education.
Sundance Square exhibits leadership within the community by showing how a large, multi-use development can meet its electrical needs while supporting clean sources of electricity.
John Merrill has been the Director of TCU’s School of Ranch Management for more than 30 years. Merrill expanded course curriculum which prepares students to manage any type of ranching operation anywhere in the world.