Biogas CEO is recipient of first Alumni Earth Caretaker Award
Paul Tower has been selected to receive the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s very first Alumni Earth Caretaker Award. As president and CEO of Applied Filter Technology (AFT), in Snohomish, Wash., a firm that helps to make biogas energy from green wastes such as lumber byproducts and landscaping trimmings, Tower is a pioneer in the area of green innovations. “It comes from looking at environmental quality not as a drag to the economy but something that adds to our quality of life,” Tower comments. “This is quite an honor, which I never expected. It means having a platform to promote what the University is doing. A native of the San Francisco area, Tower received his master’s degree in Environmental Arts and Sciences from UW-Green Bay in 1978. He’ll receive the award during next week’s big “Green Innovations 2010” symposium. The full story can be found at a previous post.