2017 Argon Award Presented to Steve and Marie Nygren

The evening highlight was the presentation of the prestigious Argon Award to celebrate sustainability in action. This year Southface is honored to celebrate the tireless commitment, daring and perservearance of Steve and Marie Nygren.

Argon award. L- Barry Goldman, Southface board chair, Andrea Pinabell, Southface president, Steve Nygren, Serenbe, and Dennis Creech the Kendeda Fund
Argon award. L- Barry Goldman, Southface board chair, Andrea Pinabell, Southface president, Steve Nygren, Serenbe, and Dennis Creech the Kendeda Fund
Steve Nygren addresses the audience after receiving the Argon Award
Steve Nygren addresses the audience after receiving the Argon Award

argon award

To recognize and celebrate sustainability in action, Southface presents its prestigious Argon Award each year at the Visionary Dinner. This award recognizes exceptional leadership in environmental advocacy.
Former winners include:

2000 Ray Anderson, Interface
2001 Arthur Blank, The Home Depot
2002 Dr. William Chase, Emory University
2003 R. E. “Ted” Turner, The Turner Foundation
2004 Jim Jacoby, The Jacoby Group and Pam Sessions, Hedgewood Properties, Inc.
2005 Sam A. Williams, Metro Atlanta Chamber
2006 Martin Melaver, Melaver, Inc.
2007 Edward Callaway, Callaway Gardens
2008 TOTO USA
2009 The Coca-Cola Company
2010 Whole Foods Market
2011 United Parcel Service
2012 Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel
2013 The Kendeda Fund
2014 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
2015 Cox Conserves
2016 Dennis Creech

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