The colleagues, friends, and family of Andy Tyson are pleased to announce the fourth Andy Tyson Leadership Award in Sustainability (ATLAS) and the opening of the Award’s nomination process. After skipping a year due to unprecedented circumstances, this peer-based award will again recognize an outstanding individual from the Teton region for their efforts in local, community-oriented environmental sustainability projects within the Tetons’ built environment. Recipients have traditionally been recognized each May at the Jackson Hole EcoFair, an event that Andy helped start in the early 2000s. This year, an awardee will be recognized in our final EcoTalk on June 10, 2021. Nominations are due by June 3, 2021.
The ATLAS committee looks forward to receiving applications again in 2021 and providing the community with the opportunity to publicly recognize the efforts of citizens like Andy who are working hard to achieve sustainability in the Tetons’ built environment.
Andy was a leader in ushering thoughtful and sustainable living into everyday life. His expertise was broad and his passion was infectious. He filled many roles including; technical expert, a community organizer, a life-long learner, a passionate volunteer, and a caring friend, partner, and spouse.
“Advocating for renewable energy and sustainability in our greater region isn’t easy, but that never stopped Andy from rolling up his sleeves and trying incredibly hard, whether working to create Teton Valley’s first net metering program, attending burgeoning sustainability events all over the area or fighting for solar’s place in Idaho’s energy portfolio,” says his wife, Molly Tyson. “Andy was the ultimate diplomat. His easy going, manner, science based approach and total professionalism helped create bridges between diverse sectors in the sustainability world.”