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Our Most Successful Westchester Benefit Ever!

May 5, 2011

Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206


Benefit reception honored Thalle Industries,
Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

The New York League of Conservation Voters, a nonprofit organization that advocates for pro-environment laws and leaders across New York State, honored Thalle Industries, Glenn Pacchiana, principal, and the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) for their commitment to the environment at NYLCV's Westchester Cocktail Party on May 3rd.

NYLCV's Westchester Chapter Chair Nanette  Bourne greets the  crowd.NYLCV's Westchester Chapter Chair Nanette Bourne greets the crowd.Held at the Sky Lounge/42 Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains, the benefit reception welcomed scores of business leaders, environmental advocates, philanthropists and elected leaders. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens was the evening's keynote speaker.

You can check out more photos on NYLCV's flickr page.

NYLCV Westchester Board  Member Bob Roth with Glenn Pacchiana, Principal of Thalle  Industries.NYLCV Westchester Board Member Bob Roth with Glenn Pacchiana, Principal of Thalle Industries.Based in Briarcliff Manor, Thalle Industries is an environmentally responsible supplier of high-quality virgin and recycled aggregate, asphalt products and brownfield fill for the construction industry. At its Fishkill, NY quarry, Thalle uses a concurrent reclamation plan that immediately re-establishes trees as the quarry is mined. Recycling is one of the company's top priorities: Every ton of aggregate made at Thalle's recycling facility and "virtual quarry" in Elmsford, NY is one less ton removed from the Fishkill quarry. The net result is less trucking across the Hudson River, which reduces truck traffic, fuel consumption and the amount of material brought to landfills. Thalle Industries' clean practices and green materials are also used throughout watershed areas and for brownfield cleanups. Glenn Pacchiana, Thalle's Principal, accepted the award.

NYLCV Westchester Board Member Reese Berman  with CELF's Founder and Executive Director Katie  Ginsberg.NYLCV Westchester Board Member Reese Berman with CELF's Founder and Executive Director Katie Ginsberg.Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation, based in Chappaqua, supports student and teacher development and strengthened academic performance using sustainability as a teaching framework. Since its founding in 2002, more than 50,000 students have participated in CELF programs, each designed to inspire and prepare students to take leadership roles in their communities, while actively creating a more sustainable future. Thanks to CELF's efforts, hundreds of schools across the nation now embrace the lens of sustainability to transform curriculum, school operations and activities, and foster the development of creative and responsible citizens. Katie I. Ginsberg, CELF's Founder and Executive Director, accepted the award.

Thank you to our honorees and all of our guests for helping make this NYCLV's most successful Westchester benefit ever!

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The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, policy-making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision makers, and voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.


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