Troy Brian is past Chair of the CAW Local 200 Environment Committee, and for as long as many of us can remember, Troy has been a dedicated and tireless champion of our environment. He is the originator of the ‘Art and the Environment’ program with all three Boards of Education. As the In-plant Joint Workplace Environment Committee coordinator, he has been instrumental in recycling and diversion projects that have reduced Ford Motor Company’s costs and contributed to less strain on our environment. He participates annually in the University of Windsor’s human rights forum for Secondary students called “Clean Water as a Human Right”. Troy also worked with the community to develop the natural areas at the Ford Test Track Park through planning and fund raising.
Some of our early interactions with Troy were efforts to revive the Yellow Fish Road Program in Windsor. With his ability to encourage interest from many CAW members, their families and others in the community, we hosted a terrific Yellow Fish Road program to educate the public about the importance of preventing pollutants from getting into storm drains. Troy has been a longtime member of the Children’s Water Festival Steering Committee, and is a past Executive Board Member of Computers for Kids. Troy has dedicated countless hours to heightening environmental awareness, conducting watershed clean-ups and tree plantings. At many of these events and activities, he has included his wife and children, promoting and demonstrating that caring for your environment is a family affair. Troy, you are a wonderful example to others of how to live one’s life in a more environmentally sustainable manner and your contributions are inspiring – we are so pleased for the opportunity to recognize you as a Conservation Champion.