Michigan City woman wins statewide green award

By: Tucker Harrington

Deborah Chubb of Michigan City, Indiana, was recently honored for her environmental efforts. The NWI Times reports Chubb received the Environmentalist of the Year Award from the Hoosier Environmental Council during the Council’s fifth annual Greening the Statehouse Forum on December 1.

Chubb was given one of these green awards thanks to her years of commitment to helping improve Indiana’s carbon footprint. She is on numerous environmental committees, including acting as a board member on the Save the Dunes Conservation Fund Inc., and working with the Friends of the Dunes Club and the Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy.

“Deb Chubb is a stellar example of what it means to be a green-minded citizen,” Kim Ferraro, director of agricultural and water policy for the Hoosier Environmental Council, told the news source. “For more than a decade, she served on Save the Dunes’ all-volunteer board of directors. As board president, Deb led the organization to tackle some of Northwest Indiana’s most pressing environmental concerns.”

The Greening the Statehouse event is the state’s largest gathering of local environmental activists, the publication reports.