WRAL-TV’s Fishel Honored for Efforts to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

Greg Fishel

WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel attends the City of Raleigh’s Environmental Awards Celebration, where he was honored, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

The City of Raleigh recently honored WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist for his efforts to raise awareness of climate change.  Fishel received a City of Raleigh Environmental Award at the 10th annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

The event took place in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.  Fishel received his honor alongside several individuals and organizations in eight different categories.

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane opened with a welcome address.  The City of Raleigh’s recognition of Fishel reads as follows:

Greg Fishel, chief meteorologist at WRAL-TV since 1989 known for his sense of humor and professional integrity, captured the Individual Award. Mr. Fishel was a climate skeptic for many years but changed his views after using a scientific approach to test his hypothesis and evaluate the results. He has chronicled his journey in a documentary, “Greg Fishel: Exploring Climate Change” and written on the subject, thrusting himself into the front lines of a national debate on climate change.

Bill Wallace of New Light Farm in Wake Forest hand-crafted the awards, creating them from repurposed wood or local fallen trees.

The City of Raleigh partners with the City of Oaks Foundation on the annual celebration, along with a variety of sponsors, including WRAL-TV.

Find a full list of the City of Raleigh’s 2017 Environmental Awards HERE.

Thanks to Sustainable Raleigh for this capcom photo.

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