Thanks to all who helped make CELF's

milestone celebration a success!

Patti Bressman, COO, CELF; Ernie Anastos, Host;
Katie Ginsberg, Founder & Exec Director, CELF
Annie Watt Photography


Thank you to CELF's Gala photographer Todd Shapera

Honoree, Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen; Patti Bressman, COO, CELF; Meryl Rader, VF; Sarah Hodder,
CELF Board Member
Tanya Baskin, President, PackH20;
Scott Griffin, CFO, CIO, Greif
Keynote: Judith Enck, EPA Administrator
Region 2 with Katie Ginsberg

Special recognition given to Educator Leaders in Sustainability Education
Keynote: Judith Enck, EPA; Katie Ginsberg and Peter Ginsberg;
Becky Barnes, EPA
CELF Student Ambassadors:
Matt Rabito, Karina Franke,
Rachel Livermore, Sara Hwong

To see and/or purchase more photos from the event, visit:
2013 CELF Gala Photos

A Note from the Founder:

We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of working with hundreds of committed educators to drive change in US K-12 education so that future generations may enjoy a sound economy, an equitable society, and a healthy environment. On behalf of CELF's Board of Directors and the teachers, administrators and students with whom we work, THANK YOU for your support; it enables us to create and deliver the most rigorous, innovative sustainability programs for K-12 education.
~Katie I. Ginsberg

About the Host:

Native New Yorker and beloved news anchor, Ernie Anastos, is an award-winning anchor and journalist and author of Ernie and the Big Newz, an inspirational story that encourages children to follow their dreams and their hearts. He can currently be seen on Fox News as well as on his new show Positively Ernie.


Greif, Inc., a leading global industrial packaging manufacturer, has a long-term commitment to creating and engaging in sustainable business practices and supporting humanitarian relief efforts. Greif has invested in manufacturing process improvements that reduce waste, energy and water use. For information about Greif's sustainability achievements, see

Proskauer is a global law firm providing legal services to myriad clients worldwide in all areas of practice. Additionally, in 2012, the firm contributed more than 40,000 pro bono hours, for more than 700 matters, providing legal services to low-income and disadvantaged individuals, nonprofit organizations and public interest causes. Since late 2003, the firm has served as Counsel to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation and its HIV/AIDS and Drug Access Initiative.

Dilenschneider provides to a limited and select few access to the finest communications professionals in the world, with experience in fields ranging from mergers and acquisitions and crisis communications to marketing, government affairs and international media. Their objectives are to bring their clients a level of communications counsel, creativity and an exposure to networks and contacts not available elsewhere.


2014 GALA
May 21, 2014
The Lighthouse @ Chelsea Piers

About the Honorees:


The PackH2O collapsible water backpack is the ergonomically correct way to manually transport and store household water in the developing world. It is designed to ease the daily burden of water transport for women and children, enable fast, high-volume emergency relief and provide simple, affordable micro-business opportunities.

In 2012, PackH2O was honored with a Popular Science magazine 2012 Best of What’s New Award in the Green category and Global Green USA’s Industrial Design Award at its annual Global Green Sustainable Design Awards event.

Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen is CEO and owner of Vestergaard Frandsen, an international company dedicated to alleviating devastating global health challenges faced by peoplewho live at the base of the pyramid. The company’s game-changing solutions contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet by fighting diseases including malaria, HIV/AIDS, diarrheal disease and neglected tropical diseases. About a half billion PermaNet® bed nets
distributed over the past decade have reduced deaths frommalaria bymore
than one-third. Vestergaard Frandsen also produces the award-winning
LifeStraw®water filter whichwas named “One of Ten Things that Will Change the Way we Live” by Forbes magazine.


Judith Enck, NYS Region 2 Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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