Michigan City resident Deborah Chubb has received a statewide environmental
award from the Hoosier Environmental Council.
director of The Child Care Consortium, Inc., received the organization’s
Environmentalist of the Year award during a ceremony in Indianapolis. The
awards ceremony was a part of the Hoosier Environmental Council’s 5th annual
Greening the Statehouse forum, December 1 at the University of Indianapolis.
has dedicated much of her life to environmental issues in Indiana. She is a
board member of Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, Inc. and has served as its
president, treasurer and secretary. She is also a board member of the Coffee
Creek Watershed Conservancy and a member of Friends of the Dunes.
“Deb Chubb is a
stellar example of what it means to be a green-minded citizen,” said Kim
Ferraro, director of agricultural and water policy for the Hoosier
Environmental Council. “For more than a decade, she served on Save the Dunes
all-volunteer board of directors. As Board President, Deb led the
organization to tackle some of Northwest Indiana’s most pressing
Statehouse is Indiana’s largest gathering of environmental advocates from
around the state, drawing 300 people in 2012. In addition to the awards
ceremony, the event was marked by a keynote address on climate change by
geological scientist, Dr. Gabe Filippelli, and panel discussions featuring
Republican and Democrat lawmakers on public transit, clean energy and
industrial livestock pollution.