Earth Day Awards Banquet

Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:30 pm – The Radisson Hotel
200 S. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61108


This event supports our mission —

To improve our environment through education,
public awareness and community involvement.

Featuring Key Note Bryan Ware, “The Crayon Initiative”
Founder and President

Bryan is the creator of WareWorks, a consulting firm specializing in packaging and product design as well as manufacturing processes. After years of helping major companies such as Google, Franzia, Uncle Ben’s, and Scott’s Miracle-Gro streamline their manufacturing and products for ultimate efficiency, Bryan has dedicated himself to combining his manufacturing skills and his love for the arts to help children in need.


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Previous Featured Guests

2018-  John Mandyck, UTC

2017-  Will Allen, Growing Power Founder & CEO

2016 – Laura Turner Seydel, Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

2015 – Richard Louv, author, Last Child in the Woods

2014 – Daryl Hannah, actor, director and environmentalist

2013 – Leilani Munter, professional race-car driver, eco-athlete

2012 – Mark Lee, Astronaut and tree farmer

2011 – Steve Thomas, Emmy Award-winning television host, author and environmentalist 

2010 – Annabelle Gurwitch, actor, author and environmentalist

2009 – Philippe Cousteau, explorer and environmentalist

2008 – Ed Begley, Jr., actor and environmentalist


Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

It is a private, non-governmental 501(c)(3) non-profit that depends on your support

to provide environmental projects and education serving Winnebago and Boone County, Illinois.