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David Sive Society

Donors to the Environmental Law Institute who are members of the David Sive Society honor David Sive (b. 1922- d. 2014), the first recipient of the ELI Award for outstanding contribution to the improvement of environmental law, policy and management. He served five terms on ELI’s Board of Directors from 1970 to 1992 and chaired the Board for nine years, from 1972-1983.

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Members of the David Sive Society each donate between $500 and $1,499 per year to ELI to maintain their membership in the society, and each member receives:

  • Recognition in ELI’s Annual report
  • A reprint of a seminal article written by or about David Sive
  • Letters and email updates on ELI’s progress on the mission from Eli's President


ELI wants to thank all the inaugural members of the David Sive Society:

John Adams
Wayne Balta
Jim Bruen
Mark Chertok
John Cruden
Frank Friedman
Jim Gilliland
David Hayes
Allan Kanner
Stan Legro
Peter Lehner
Craig Mathews
Lang Marsh
Ann Powers
Dan Riesel
Lois Schiffer
Mary Sive
James Gustave Speth
Mike Traynor