Artists For Humanity names Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Barr Foundation Executive Director Pat Brandes recipients of The EpiCenter Award for Climate Action
Since constructing Boston’s first LEED Platinum building in 2004, Artists For Humanity (AFH) has been a leader in empowering young leaders to take action on environmental issues through art and ideas. At AFH’s annual Earth Day celebration –The Greatest Party on Earth – teen artists have tackled diverse issues such as the North Pacific plastic gyre and honeybee colony collapse.
For the 8th Annual Greatest Party on Earth, Artists For Humanity will focus on climate change. To celebrate leaders among us who are making a real difference through climate action, Artists For Humanity will present The EpiCenter Award to Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Pat Brandes, Executive Director of the Barr Foundation.
Mayor Menino sparked Boston’s climate revolution in 2000 when he enlisted the City in the “Cities for Climate Protection Campaign.” His commitment to “greenovation” through cutting edge environmental initiatives such as the Hubway Bike share system has established Boston as a recognized leader in the fight against climate change.
Pat Brandes led New England’s largest private foundation to make a large scale and focused commitment to help make Boston and Massachusetts national models for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Pat is a tireless advocate for a more just and sustainable world
The EpiCenter Award honoring these leaders will be presented on Saturday April 27, 2013 at Artists For Humanity’s Greatest Party on Earth, a fundraising event to support paid, after-school jobs in art and design that empower Boston’s teens.
Artists For Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing Boston’s young people with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.