March 4, 2014
James Balog will receive The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism in May. The prize was created to focus attention on the need to reduce the impact of human lives on the planet, particularly given the rising population predictions for this century. Dickinson’s Rose-Walters Prize includes a short residency during the academic year. Balog will be the third recipient. The prize’s inaugural recipient was Bill McKibben, author, journalist and founder of 350.org. Last year, Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President Barack Obama, received the prize.
Dickinson is a highly selective private liberal-arts college of 2,400 students and a national leader and innovator in sustainability education. Students are challenged through classroom studies, living laboratories, service learning, student-faculty research and study abroad to build the knowledge and skills that are needed to create a sustainable world. Opportunities for hands-on learning include working with community groups to protect local watersheds and air quality, learning about solar energy and growing food on the college’s USDA organic-certified farm and producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil. Sustainable practices and values are underscored by a commitment to climate neutrality, green building practices, socially responsible investment and diverse community engagement. Dickinson’s achievements and leadership have earned the highest recognitions from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Sierra Magazine, the Sustainable Endowments Institute, The Princeton Review and Second Nature. www.dickinson.edu
For more information visit: http://www.dickinson.edu/news/article/943/the_visual_voice_of_the_planet