Editor’s Note: One of the most prestigious honors conferred on alumni of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is induction into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni (HDA). The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is proud of its 16 HDA honorees. This is one of a series of stories about them. It’s one thing […]
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When he arrived as a freshman at Rutgers, alumnus Lester Brown (AG ’55) had planned to continue farming tomatoes in South Jersey. Instead his path led him to exposure to global issues that he was able to identify as potential environmental crises, and so began his fundamental role in the global environmental movement. Read more […]
Lester R. Brown (AG ’55), world-renowned environmentalist and Rutgers Distinguished Alumnus, speaks with RadioTimes host Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY Public Radio in Philadelphia. Brown’s new memoir Breaking New Ground: A Personal History, includes his upbringing on a farm in South Jersey and his time at Rutgers as an undergraduate student. In this broadcast, Brown recalls […]
[Editor’s note: These updates appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Explorations, the magazine for alumni, donors, and friends.] Bill Suter AG’43 has traveled much of the globe and enjoys gardening, birding, and volunteering at a local library. As to his gardening, tomatoes and strawberries top the list, according to class correspondent J. Domer Zerbe […]
The Earth Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C-based think tank dedicated to working on global environmental issues, will closed close its doors at the end of June, its founder, Lester Brown, announced this morning. “After careful consideration of my life at 80 years, and with profound appreciation to my staff, collaborators and supporters, I have decided to step down as president of the Earth Policy Institute and end its work as of July 1, 2015,” Brown said in a written statement… Brown, whose career has spanned more than half a century working on environmental issues, plans to retire at that time. Already, Rutgers University in the U.S. state of New jersey, and Brown’s alma mater, has announced the establishment of the Lester R. Brown Reading Room in late 2015.