For his dedication and vision in helping to develop a perennial polyculture to benefit future generations and protect the health of our planet.
2010 Nathaniel Pryor Reed
Presented to Nathaniel Pryor Reed, In recognition of his lifelong commitment to conservation and preservation of our natural resources and his tireless efforts to promote environmental issues.
2009 The Newman Family & Newman's Own Foundation
Presented to The Newman Family and the Newman's Own Foundation. In recognition of their vision and philanthropy which have made a profound and lasting impact on quality of life issues throughout the world.
2008 Philadelphia Green Program
Presented to the Philadelphia Green Program, sponsor of the largest urban greening project in the natiion, working to improve the quality of life for the six million residents of the region, it empowers citizens to integrate horticulture into the fabric of scores of communities, actively serving as a paradigm for cities acress the United States.
2007 Heifer International
Presented to Heifer International, Jo Luck accepting. What began with Faith, Hope and Charity, in 1939 Indiana farmer Dan West, a volunteer relief worker handing out cups of powdered milk to orphans and refugees on both sides of the Spanish Civil War. He had an idea: give suffering families cows so they could produce their own milk and not have to rely on temporary aid. From that simple idea the project grew and using livestock and training to alleviate hunger proved to be enormously successful.
2007 Tom's of Maine
Presented to Kate and Tom Chappell, co founders of Tom's of Maine, a company based on values oriented approach to business, committed to high quality and environmentally sound products. The company distributes 10% of all pre-tax profits to charitable causes. They created a river conservation ethic in America, linking the Maine Chapter of the Nature Conservancy St. John River Project with other conservation groups and created a national marketing plan spurring the formation of scores of new watershed protection groups.
2006 Lady Bird Johnson
Presented to Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady, founder of the National Wildflower Research Center, a non profit environmental organization dedicated to the preservation and reestablishment of native plants in natural and planned landscapes.
2004 John Ruan
Presented to John Ruan in appreciation of his commitment to improving the quality, quantity, and availability of food for all people through the World Food Prize.