Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn to Receive Award for Leadership in Sustainability

Megan Stribling : Monday August 27, 5:13PM


Denver, CO (August 27, 2012) – The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is pleased to announce Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, President and CEO of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), is the 2012 Hero of Sustainability Award recipient.

“We are honored to recognize Vice Admiral McGinn as our 2012 Hero of Sustainability,” said Joanne Keys, the Executive Director of the Alliance. “Vice Admiral McGinn has been one of the nation’s top experts on the deep connections among sustainability, national security and energy and has been a driver in getting the Department of Defense to implement sustainability practices.”

Each year, the Alliance honors an individual who makes far-reaching contributions in the field of sustainability, both in Colorado and across the globe, with the Heroes of Sustainability Award. Past award recipients include Lester Brown, Denis Hayes, Brian Dunbar, Fort Carson, Katrina Blair and Evolve.

“I am honored and humbled by this award from The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado,” said McGinn. “The Alliance epitomizes the kind of coordination and teamwork needed to address the daunting energy, economic and environmental security challenges facing our nation. So it is in a true spirit of teamwork that I view this recognition as being not for the work of just one individual, but for the many great people who work so hard, day in and day out, to better our world and to create a truly sustainable future.” READ FULL PRESS RELEASE.

Author Bio:

As Events and Communications Manager, Megan is in charge of overseeing all Alliance events such as the Annual Heroes of Sustainability Awards, Speaker’s Series and Monthly Dine-a-logue Luncheon Series. She also assists the Education & Outreach Director on external communication pieces including the quarterly Catalyst newsletter and the monthly Sustainable Business Network newsletter. Megan attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama where she earned a degree in Marketing, and served as a member of the College’s Executive Society. Prior to joining the Alliance in January of 2011, Megan worked as an Event Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter where she ran the organization’s largest event – Bike MS, which boasted over 3,000 event participants. She also worked with Kroenke Sports Enterprises and the Colorado Rapids where she assisted in the opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art soccer stadium.

One Response to Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn to Receive Award for Leadership in Sustainability

  1. Congrats to the Alliance! Vice Admiral McGinn defines a hero of sustainability. Many people understand the direct link between oil and America’s enemies. But what they may not understand are the realities of our oil dependency as a nation. According to McGinn, however, “security, infrastructure, and climate threats are more than challenges – they are opportunities – opportunities to create industries around energy efficiency and renewable and low carbon technologies.” To see a blog posting on McGinn see the Rocky Mountain Energy Blog ( and and