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CLF Awards

The Center for a Livable Future Award recognizes individuals and groups for outstanding contributions to advancing our understanding of the complex interactions between humans and the environment.

Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools)

Visionary Leadership in Local Food Procurement and Food Education
September 29, 2009 
The award was presented at a ceremony at the Baltimore City Public Schools' Great Kids Farm to Neil E. Duke, Chair of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners and Anthony Geraci, City Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Services, by Dr. Robert Lawrence, Director of the Center for a Livable Future, and Dr. Michael Klag, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Read More>>

Sidney Mintz

World of Soy: Its Contribution to the Future of Food and Eating Habits 
October 6, 2008

The Individual Award was presented at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health event to celebrate the publication of the new book, World of Soy, edited by Dr. Mintz, Chee-Beng Tan and Christine Du Bois. Read More>>

Gary R. Grant

Organizing for Justice: Working for a Livable Future
November 24, 2003 
The Individual Award was presented at a special Center for a Livable Future colloquium to Gary R. Grant, in recognition of his pioneering leadership as the founder of both the Concerned Citizens of Tillery and the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, his clear vision of environmental justice, his tireless efforts to focus attention on the impacts of industrial agriculture on communities and the environment, and his dedication to seeking sustainable, equitable and environmentally sound solutions for rural communities.

Delmarva Poultry Justice Alliance

Chicken Production and the Health of Workers, Farmers, the Environment and Communities
April 10, 2002
The Organization Award was presented at a special Center for a Livable Future colloquium to the Delmarva Poultry Justice Alliance, in recognition of work done to focus attention on the enormous impacts of industrial chicken farming on the health of workers, farmers, the environment and communities, and to mobilize action by uniting diverse groups to promote positive change.

Dennis R. Keeney

March 27, 2000
The Individual Award was presented at the Center for a Livable Future's Second Annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture to Dennis R. Keeney, PhD, Emeritus Director of the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in recognition of his pioneering leadership as the first director of the Aldo Leopold Center, and his foresight in linking agricultural sustainability, rural community development and water quality.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Health of the Bay Health of the People
November 13, 1998
The Organization Award for Leadership in Environmental Stewardship was presented at the time of the second annual colloquium to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation of Annapolis, Maryland, in recognition of the work of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to focus attention on the enormous human impacts on the delicate Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and to mobilize action to prevent further degradation and promote positive change.

Grace S. Brush

Health of the Bay Health of the People
November 13, 1998
The Individual Award for Leadership in Environmental Stewardship was presented at the second annual colloquium to Grace S. Brush, Professor of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, in recognition of her paleoecologic documentation of the impact of human settlement on the Chesapeake Bay and the guidance her work provides for sustainable land use policies.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Equity, Health and the World's Resources: Food Security and Social Justice
Nov ember 3-5, 1997
The first Organizational Award for Leadership in Environmental Stewardship was presented at the colloquium to Henry W. Kendall, PhD, Chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists, in recognition of the work of the Union of Concerned Scientists to alert the world to the urgency of the question, "Are human beings and the natural world on a collision course?" and to direct our attention to the need for action to prevent this collision. Henry W. Kendall passed away on February 15, 1999.

Henry Spira

Equity, Health, and the World's Resources: Food Security and Social Justice
November 3-5, 1997
The first Individual Award for Leadership in Environmental Stewardship was presented at the colloquium on Henry Spira, in recognition of his tireless efforts for the ethical treatment of animals, and his foresight in recognizing the link between environmental concerns and animal mistreatment on factory farms. Henry Spira passed away on September 12, 1998.