2015 Kevin Rose Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award

There are exit signs everywhere. Apathy is contagious. But thankfully, individual passion trumps apathy, again and again, and the world is left a better place because of it.

Here at Oregon Environmental Council, we are privileged to have passionate, driven volunteers step forward to help protect Oregon’s clean air, clean water and healthy communities, and we want to recognize them for their significant contributions. This year we are thrilled to offer the Kevin Rose Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award to not one, but two, extremely deserving individuals. Frank Yuen and Sophia Aguilera both shined during their time with OEC, and we applaud them for both their passion and their hard work to keep Oregon healthy for generations to come!

Frank was willing to help however we needed him to. He supported lobby days, outreach events, fundraising and administrative tasks, research projects and more. He had a calm and positive attitude and was always thinking critically. He tried a lot of new things during his time with OEC, and we were continuously impressed by his willingness to jump in and make a difference.

Sophia exhibited tenacity and enthusiasm when she volunteer with our environmental health program. Whether she was in Salem talking to her legislators about the Toxic Free Kids Act, or at the office researching effective policy, her contagious desire to make the world a better place shined through. Additionally, her ability to strike up a conversation with anyone made her a joy to work with.

Thank you to Frank, Sophia and all of our volunteers in 2015. You make a difference for Oregon!

Read more about Kevin Rose and this annual award in his honor here.


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