New Orleans,
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January
2019
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Audubon Aquarium Receives Resource Management Award

On Thursday, January 24 Audubon Aquarium was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Love Your City Resource Management Award for the Aquarium’s work in reducing single use plastics.

Audubon Aquarium, Vice President and Managing Director, Rich Toth accepted the award on behalf of Audubon at the 7th Edition of the Love Your City Awards Gala.

“We are very honored to receive this award. Audubon is committed to leading our community by example when it comes to protecting the environment. Since 2017, we’ve eliminated plastics straws, replaced plastic bags in our gift shops, and moved from plastic to aluminum bottled water,” said Rich Toth, Vice President and Managing Director of Audubon Aquarium.

Love Your City is a LifeCity initiative that supports the development of the impact economy and growth of for-benefit organizations in Louisiana.

Supported by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Love Your City's Regional Sustainability Committee (RSC) is made up of recognized leaders and subject-matter experts in our community who understand how to maximize impact through economic development in areas, such as housing, food, and stormwater management.

The Top 10 Impact Categories included: Food, Resource Management, Transportation, Education, Culture, Energy, Economic Opportunity, Health, Stormwater Management, and Housing. Click HERE to view the full list of awards and recipients.

These Impact Categories were selected by the Regional Sustainability Committee to direct collective efforts towards a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable community for New Orleans.

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Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.