Green Tie 2017

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Join the NC League of Conservation Voters at our 2017 Green Tie Awards. This year’s annual gathering will be on Wednesday, May 10th at the Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Sponsorships and tickets are now available. Click here>> 

If you have any questions about this year’s event, please contact Aisander Duda at or at (919) 839-0006 x 101. We look forward to announcing this year’s awards recipients soon!

North Carolina continues to top list after list for advancing our clean energy economy, moving our state closer to a future built on renewable sources. Ratepayers reap the benefits of lower utility bills. Our air and water are less exposed to harmful fossil fuels, keeping our families safer and healthier. We are creating sustainable, good-paying jobs that benefit North Carolina workers.

The transition to a cleaner, healthier North Carolina has already begun thanks to leaders in the political and business space who understand why renewable energy matters. At our 2017 Green Tie Awards, we will celebrate those innovators who have achieved both a green and clean economy.

Governor Roy Cooper 

Keynote Speaker – Governor Roy Cooper

Governor Cooper has been an advocate for clean air and water, fighting pollution in two major cases as our state’s Attorney General: requiring the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to install and operate basic pollution control equipment and the good neighbor provision to compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce the Clean Air Interstate Rule. He received the Catalyst Award from NCLCV at the 2009 Green Tie Awards. His fight to protect North Carolinians, especially communities disproportionately impacted by hog waste, forged the eventual Smithfield Agreement, which was a step in the right direction for ensuring justice for all when it comes to access to basic resources. Spending summers working on the farm in his hometown of Nash County, Gov. Cooper understands the important role we have in stewarding this earth for future generations. During his time in the NC House, NC Senate and Attorney General, he continued to keep the environment as a priority as he works on behalf of our state and its people. Now, as North Carolina’s Governor, he will have the opportunity to ensure what’s best for our state’s natural resources and people become priorities once again.

2017 Green Tie Award Recipients
North Carolina Senator Mike Woodard

Senator Mike Woodard         



Senator of the Year – Senator Mike Woodard

Throughout his time in the North Carolina Senate, Senator Mike Woodard has been a stalwart supporter of pro-conservation legislation. He stood with communities first and worst impacted by coal ash contamination, including opposing the sweetheart deal for Duke Energy passed in the legislature and signed by then Governor McCrory in 2016.

North Carolina Representative Pricey Harrison

Rep. Pricey Harrison

Representative of the Year – Rep. Pricey Harrison

With a lifetime environmental voting record of 100, Rep. Pricey Harrison personifies what it means to be a conservation champion.

2017 Sponsors

The generous contribution of corporate, individual, and nonprofit sponsors ensure the success of our annual Green Tie Awards. We are grateful for the support for their support and investment in helping to turn your environmental values turn into North Carolina priorities.

Sustainable Green Tie

John Manuel & Cathy Murphy
Katherine Seligmann*
Fred & Alice Stanback*

Gold Tie

The Hodgman Law Firm, P.A.

Logo for O2

Linda & Rufus Edmisten

White Tie

Carolina Solar Energy logo

Logo for Green Planet Catering company

The Sexton Group logo

Southern Environmental Law Center


Wallade Nordan Attorneys at Law - Logo

Waste Zero: Save Money, Reduce Waste.

Marcia Angle & Mark Trustin
David Knight
Steve Smith
Senator Terry Van Duyn

 Black Tie

Logo for the Environmental Defense Fund: finding the ways that work

Logo for the North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Logo for OCEANA: protecting the world's oceans

PRSIM Communications

Logo for Strata Solar: Making Solar Work

Richard Bierly
Dan Bruer
Andrew & Jean Canada
Carrie Clark
Nina Szlosberg-Landis & Kel Landis
Carol & Mac Montgomery
Al & Pam Swanstrom

Silk Tie
Audubon North Carolina

Logo for East Coast Greenway Alliance

Logo for the nonprofit organization MountainTrue, a western North Carolina environmental nonprofit
Moxie Media

Smithmoore Leatherwood: Attorneys At Law

Lucy Allen
Dan & Sarah Crawford
Celebrity Dairy
Rep. Verla Insko
David Jones
Kelly McNally Koney
Benita Purcell
Mary Beth Powell & Bill Rote
David Smith

David Smoots

*gift made to NCLCV Foundation