Peter gets Atlas Award
Peter Calthorpe was honored as a recipient of an Inaugural Atlas Award at the ceremony on October 7, 2012. The Atlas Awards were created to honor scientists, political leaders, authors and many others for their leadership influencing Americans towards more caring and sustainable lives that could ultimately stabilize Earth's climate.
George Clooney, President Barack Obama, Richard Branson and Dan Rather are among the 100 notable climate heroes honored at the inaugural Atlas Awards. At a ceremony October 7, 2012, they were honored for their leadership in influencing Americans towards more caring and sustainable lives that could ultimately stabilize Earth's climate.
The summer of 2012 appears headed to be the hottest in recorded U.S. history. Arctic sea ice shrank in 2012 to the lowest levels since record-keeping began. Meanwhile Rio+20 failed to deliver meaningful agreement on a global response to a warming climate.
Yet climate activist and strategist, Priscilla Rich, founder of Transition Express Campaign, finds hope for humanity in the efforts of dozens of leaders taking meaningful action, helping to put the world on a sustainable path. She founded the Atlas Awards to thank these leaders, who are making a real difference to ensure planet Earth is livable for all life forms.
She explains, “I have been inspired to find so many people doing exemplary work in response to climate change. It’s important to thank them, and to inspire more people to get involved. We need everyone engaged, not just the professionals.”