Lt. Governor Evette named Environmental Champion

July 10, 2020

Pictured L-R are Greenville County Council Chair Butch Kirven, S.C. Rep. David Hiott, S.C. Rep. Mike Burns, S.C. Sen. Dwight Loftis, Mullikin, Evette, S.C. Rep. Garry Smith, S.C. Rep. Bobby Cox, and Pickens County Council Chair Roy Costner.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tom Mullikin, board chairman of Global Eco Adventures (GEA), presented the “Environmental Champion” award to S.C. Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette, Wed., July 8. The award recognizes Lt Governor Evette’s “tireless commitment to protecting the careful balance of environmental and economic sustainability” in the Palmetto State.

“We are blessed to have a visionary leader in Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette who comes to the office following a tremendously successful business career and who supports meaningful environmental conservation,” said Mullikin, founder of GEA, an environmental non-profit organization based in Camden, S.C. “Her proven commitment to protecting our state’s natural treasures and her direct participation prior-to and throughout this historic month-long SC7 expedition has been invaluable to GEA, the S.C. Floodwater Commission, and the citizens of South Carolina.”

Mullikin added, “Lt. Gov. Evette has led meaningful discussions seeking economically viable strategies aimed at protecting our environment. These discussions have been on the trail, during evening fireside chats, and in her address to participants and others – inviting public comments on proposed and forthcoming resiliency strategies – during the SC7 expedition launch event.”

The SC7 expedition began July 1 in Oconee County, S.C., and will conclude July 30 in Charleston. Lt. Gov. Evette’s award was presented during Wed. evening’s SC7 fireside chat at Riverstead in Marietta, S.C.

“We are extremely fortunate to live in South Carolina,” said Lt. Governor Evette. “From the mountains to the beaches to our local city parks, citizens of the Palmetto State have access to some of the finest natural surroundings available in the United States. It is my vision and hope that all South Carolinians do their part to protect our natural resources and keep our state clean and beautiful for this generation and for generations to come.”

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