Gay Nicholson, who gave us a great presentation on community organizing for sustainability at Green Fest 2007, will be the recipient of The Cornell Tradition’s seventh annual Debra S. Newman ’02 Community Recognition Award for her volunteer efforts. Nicholson will receive her award at the National Volunteer Week Day of Service at Cornell. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Women’s Community Building, and is designed to be community-wide celebration of volunteerism in the greater Ithaca community.
Nicholson received the Newman award as a result of her strong commitment to community service and leadership, including her work with Sustainable Tompkins, a coalition she helped create in 2004. Nicholson has served as program coordinator for the organization at its founding, and continues to further the organization’s mission by facilitating workshops and study circles, convening the Cayuga Sustainability Council, and much more. More information about Sustainable Tompkins can be found at www.sustainabletompkins.org.