To greener pastures: Peter A.A. Berle of Audubon.

Author:Scheer, Roddy
Position:THIS WEEK - Obituary - Brief article
 
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Longtime environmental champion Peter A. A. Berle died last week at age 69 as a result of injuries sustained during the accidental collapse of a barn on his Stockbridge, Massachusetts property several months ago. Perhaps best known for his expert stewardship of the nonprofit National Audubon Society during one of the group's fastest growing periods from 1985 to 1995, Berle oversaw the purchase and renovation of the group's acclaimed Manhattan headquarters, an award-winning green building which still serves as a model for an energy-efficient, environmentally responsible workplace.

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More recently, he was the voice and conscience behind radio's "The Environment Show," which aired across six northeastern states from Albany-based WAMC. Prior to his death, Berle was running a small company...

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