In celebration of Earth Day this week, State Representative Dan Brady led the Illinois House in celebrating the life of Anne McGowan, a local champion of green initiatives and recycling educator. Anne passed away on March 7th.
Representative Brady noted that Anne McGowan was an active and dedicated volunteer in the non-profit organization formerly known as Operation Recycle since its inception in 1971. She then led local “green” efforts as the first Director of the Ecology Action Center, the non-profit environmental agency that evolved from Operation Recycle.
“It’s appropriate that as we celebrate Earth Day this week, we take a few moments to remember Anne’s invaluable contributions to making McLean County a clean, healthy place to live and raise a family. We are all grateful,” Representative Brady said.
House Resolution 390 passed the Illinois House unanimously. Full text can be read here.