On Sunday, the Detroit Free Press announced their list of Michigan Green Leaders for 2014. One of the winners in this year’s individual category is Andy Buchsbaum of the National Wildlife Federation, cofounder and co-chair of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. The HOW Coalition was founded by the National Parks Conservation Association and the NWF in 2005. Buchsbaum received the award because he
“helped secure more than $1.6 billion over four years in federal funding to [improve] the environmental health of the Great Lakes and nearby bodies of water.”
–Detroit Free Press
The $1.6 billion referenced in the article is funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a federal program advocated for by the HOW Coalition.
The Michigan Green Leaders chosen by the Free Press must work on environmental issues and sustainability all while creating jobs and strengthening the economy. You can read more about all the winners from this year in this article by the Free Press.