Recipients

1st - 26th

Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

26th

Environment

Pioneer in regenerative agriculture and soil health, catalyzing the transformation of farmland from an environmental problem to a solution

Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson

26th

Environment

Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project, a resource hub for Black frontline climate justice leadership

Linda Behnken

Linda Behnken

25th

Environment

Commercial fisherman whose advocacy and cross-sector collaboration are protecting Alaska’s marine ecosystems and fishing communities

Rue Mapp

Rue Mapp

24th

Environment

Founder of Outdoor Afro, who celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature

Ming Kuo

Ming Kuo

23rd

Environment

Environmental psychologist whose work has revealed the health benefits of green spaces and nature experiences

Greg Asner

Greg Asner

22nd

Environment

Ecologist using imaging technology to provide unprecedented detail on the health of ecosystems

Hal Harvey

Hal Harvey

21st

Environment

Environmentalist, philanthropist and rare optimistic voice in the fray over carbon emissions and energy waste

Frederica Perera

Frederica Perera

20th

Environment

Pediatrician and champion of children’s health who linked childhood contaminant exposure with increased risk of disease

Jonathan Foley

Jonathan Foley

19th

Environment

Pioneer in understanding global ecosystems, land use and the environmental implications of modern agriculture

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

18th

Environment

Physician who sparked a national conversation about how to design cities to promote health

John Luther Adams

John Luther Adams

17th

Special Focus on the Environment

Composer inspired by nature who is raising ecological awareness through musical works

Richard Alley

Richard Alley

17th

Special Focus on the Environment

Geologist using data in ice sheets and glaciers to uncover trends in Earth’s climate history