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Omaha Environmentalist Cammy Watkins Named Eco-Achiever by Glamour Magazine

March 12, 2009

Cammy Watkins ’02, has been recognized as one of 70 female eco-achievers in the April issue of Glamour Magazine.

Watkins’ work for the Sierra Club’s ‘Cool Cities’ clean energy campaign is highlighted in the story, which includes photos taken of the group in New York City’s Central Park.

Other Glamour eco-achievers include actress Alicia Silverstone, chef Alice Waters, model Christine Brinkley, new Director of the U.S. EPA Lisa Jackson, and olympic gold medalist Hope Solo.

Click here to view the online version of the article.

“I hope that Glamour magazine’s feature will encourage everyday women and men that they too can be Green Heroes,” said Watkins. “It was such an honor to be selected to participate in the photo shoot.”

Watkins began working on the Cool Cities campaign in Omaha in 2006. The Cool Cities campaign mission is to work with local governments to implement the goals of the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. Watkins was instrumental in getting the cities of Omaha and Lincoln signed onto the Mayor’s Agreement. She currently heads up the Sierra Club’s campaign work for stronger energy-efficient building codes. Last year, the Cool Cities program was instrumental in bringing about the largest increase in residential energy efficiency in decades. For more information about the Cool Cities campaign visit www.coolcities.us.

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