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What is the World Ecology Award?

The Harris Center presents the World Ecology Award to eminent individuals who have made significant contributions to the protection of the global environment and to a better understanding of the balance between human habitation and the Earth's biodiversity. The first World Ecology Award was presented in 1990 to recording artist, film star and activist John Denver, who accepted the award at the Center's first major event, a World Ecology Day held on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. Since that time, the Harris Center has presented the award to twenty-two individuals. 

 

World Ecology Award Winners
john denver jacques cousteau Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan paul ehrlich President Jose Figueres
Richard Leakey Dr. Jane Goodall Ted Turner Brundtland Harrison Ford
Teresa Heinz HRH Prince of Wales David Rockefeller Jr. Kathryn Fuller Peter H. Raven
Beverly and Dereck Joubert Dr. David (Jonah) Western Howard G. Buffett His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Robert Bateman
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