By W. Thomas Smith Jr.
Justice John Cannon Few, S.C. Senator Chip Campsen, S.C. Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter and seven others received top awards from Global Eco Adventures (GEA) during GEA’s annual Eco Ball at Stone River, Thursday evening, April 21.
“These awards recognize those in our state and frankly around the world who have committed themselves in some significant way to the protection of our global environment and our precious natural resources,” said Dr. Tom Mullikin, a global expedition leader, energy-environmental attorney, and retired two-star general officer, who founded GEA in 2014. “Through the GEA awards program, we are honoring those who have selflessly given – and continue to give – of themselves and in-so-doing set the example for all.”
The 2022 GEA awards and recipients include:
GEA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Dr. David Cárdenas
GEA ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION
Justice John Few
GEA LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR
Senator Chip Campsen
Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter
GEA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
GEA IRONMAN AWARD
GEA ECO-RHYTHM AWARD
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, GEA was established “to create awareness of environmental sustainability through education of protected areas that are considered natural phenomena with exceptional aesthetic importance and fragile ecosystems for future generations.”
– For more information about GEA, please visit http://globalecoadventures.org.