Brady, House Honor Local Recycling Leader/Educator

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.

“The Bloomington-Normal community sorely missed Anne this year on Earth Day. For decades, Anne worked to educate local school children and adults about the importance of recycling. She demonstrated passion, dedication, and leadership in McLean County by inspiring generations of residents to act as proper stewards of our environment and our natural resources,” said Brady.

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.