Andy Tyson Leadership Award in Sustainability
The Andy Tyson Leadership Award in Sustainability (ATLAS) is a peer-based award recognizing outstanding individuals from the Teton region for their efforts in local, community-oriented environmental sustainability projects within the Teton’s built environment. Recipients are recognized each May at the Jackson Hole EcoFair (, a regional event that Andy helped start in the early 2000’s.

The ATLAS committee looks forward to receiving applications for the 2018 EcoFair and providing the community with the opportunity to publicly recognize the efforts of citizens like Tyson working hard to achieve sustainability in the Teton’s built environment.

Nominees are identified through:
● Innovation in approaches to their work

● Passion in what they do

● Inspiration of others

● Dedication to improving one’s knowledge and skill set

● Committed service to the community or promise as a rising star

About Andy and the ATLAS:
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.”

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