From the Natural Products Association website:
The Rachel Carson Environmental Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment. The winner for 2013 is William McDonough, a globally recognized leader in sustainable development. Trained as an architect, McDonough’s interests and influence range widely, and he works at scales from the global to the molecular. Time magazine recognized him in 1999 as a “Hero for the Planet,” stating that “his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that-in demonstrable and practical ways-is changing the design of the world.” In 1996, McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the nation’s highest environmental honor, and in 2003 he earned the first U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. He has written and lectured extensively on design as the first signal of human intention.
NPA 2013 Award Recipients
This year during NPA’s Annual Business Meeting at Expo East, members and supporters will gather to salute those dedicated individuals who have contributed to the association and the natural products industry. Both individuals and companies are honored in various fields of achievement including science, the environment, the legislative arena and more. NPA is proud to present the award recipients for 2013.