PITTSFIELD — Wendy Penner, the chair of the Williamstown COOL (CO2 lowering committee), recently received the 2019 Alan Silverstein and Laura Dubester Award for Community Environmental Leadership from the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield. The award is named after Silverstein and Dubester, who served as co-directors of CET for decades until they retired in 2010. Dubester joined CET in 1977 and Silverstein in 1978. They became co-directors of the organization in 1988. Silverstein passed away in 2014.Penner has been actively engaged as a member of the Williamstown COOL Committee since 2005. As a committee member, Penner has partnered with the Williamstown Elementary School, Mount Greylock Regional High School, and the Center for EcoTechnology to conduct outreach and education to students and their families about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Penner received the award at the April 22 meeting of the Williamstown Select Board. The ceremony is available for streaming on WilliNet Community Television.
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