On February 22nd, Gabrielle and Louis Bacon attended the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award Ceremony and Reception at Harvard University. At the awards ceremony, Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a land conservation network based at the Harvard Forest, presented the first ever Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation to Middlebury College. This non-monetary award recognizes the college’s protection of its 2,100-acre Bread Loaf Campus in Vermont, and honors Charles H.W. Foster, a distinguished conservation leader.
During the visit, Gabrielle and Louis Bacon met with distinguished environmental leaders from the Harvard and New England communities, along with the inaugural class of Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellows of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership.
The Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program brings together emerging leaders dedicated to preserving and enhancing our shared environment. The program connects fellows with highly accomplished national and international leaders, providing them with the skills to:
- Foster sustainable environmental impact
- Build cross-sector partnerships to accomplish key goals
- Inspire new ideas and innovative change in the policies and programs that safeguard natural resources and promote a healthy global ecosystem
The Bacon Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a $10,000 living stipend, and a comprehensive leadership development program for up to five admitted Harvard Kennedy School degree program candidates each year.
This program is a game-changing opportunity for scholars and practitioners eager to take up the mantle of environmental leadership and stewardship for the rising generation.