Conservation International’s 30th Anniversary Dinner to Honor President Bill Clinton
December 5, 2017
Additional Honorees Include glassybaby and Conservation International Founder Peter Seligmann
NEW YORK (Dec. 5, 2017) – Conservation International will honor President Bill Clinton today with the Global Visionary Award at its 30th Anniversary dinner. The award will recognize the former president’s extraordinary environmental leadership, which includes preserving 84 million acres of marine habitat and 67 million acres of tropical forest.
The evening will be hosted by Lauren and Andres Santos Domingo and include a simultaneous preview of Conservation International’s next virtual reality film, My Africa, set for release in 2018. The film, made possible with support from Tiffany & Co. Foundation, allows viewers to experience the majesty of Africa’s iconic wildlife through eyes of the people who share its landscape and resources.
Additional honorees will also include glassybaby, recipient of Conservation International’s Global Conservation Hero Award. Lee Rhodes, founder of glassybaby, will accept the award.
Since its founding in 2001, glassbaby has contributed 10 percent of its sales through the glassybaby white light fund to organizations dedicated to helping people, animals and the planet heal. Donations have exceeded $7 million to date. The company has been investing in conservation of oceans, rainforests and wildlife through Conservation International for over ten years and was a lead funder of Conservation International’s Nature Is Speaking campaign.
For the last three years the glassybaby community has supported orphaned elephants at the holidays, leading to the opening of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, the first community-owned and led elephant sanctuary in Africa. Through the entire month of December, glassybaby is once again donating 10 percent of all online sales to benefit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.
Conservation International chairman Peter Seligmann will receive Conservation International’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his three decades of leadership as co-founder, chairman and CEO. Seligmann founded Conservation International in 1987 and today, the organization works across the globe as the leading organization dedicated to protecting nature for the well-being of people.
The evening will also include remarks from Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation Intentional and Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris Climate Agreement and a Conservation International Distinguished Fellow.
About Conservation International
Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about Conservation International and its groundbreaking “Nature Is Speaking” campaign, and follow Conservation International’s work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.