Steward of God's Creation Award

The Steward of God?s Creation award is bestowed to those individuals who exhibit courage and commitment in the caring and keeping of the earth in a heroic, distinguished and effective manner. Awardees are determined by a vote of religious leaders and bestowed at a public event, normally the National Prayer Breakfast for Creation Care, which is sponsored annually by a coalition of religious organizations and affiliates.

   

Rep. Cynthia McKinney
Atlanta, Georgia

Cynthia McKinneyIn 1998 Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia) together with Congressman Jim Leach (R-Iowa) introduced pioneering legislation that called for the end to commercial logging on the national forests. She worked hard for this bill in the face of criticism and intense opposition from the timber industry. Her proposed legislation collected over 100 co-sponsors in the 106th Congress and remains a model for legislation. Even though this bill did not pass, it set an important precedent by proposing the end of the use of our national forests for commercial logging. For courage and bravery in face of industry criticisms, and for her efforts to push this ground-breaking legislation, a Steward of the Forest award was presented to Cynthia McKinney inside the Canon House Office building.

 

 

LIST OF RECIPIENTS

1999
Vincent Rossi
Chad Hanson

2000

Dr. Bob Marshall
Rev. Owen Owens
Julia "Butterfly" Hill
Jim Davidson
Dr. Robert Jonas

2001

Chief Michael Dombeck
Dr. Barak Gale

2002

Hume Davenport
Ann Alexander

2003

Rep. Cynthia McKinney

2004

Connie Hanson
Fr. Jacek Orzechowski

2005

Rev. Peter Moore-Kochlacs

 

 

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2006

Allen Johnson

2007

Rabbi Warren Stone
Thomas Herschelmen

2008

Carlos Agnesi
Fred Krueger

2009

Dr. Calvin DeWitt

2010

Dr. James Hansen

2011

Lisa Jackson

2012

Wendell Berry
Dr. Tom English
Dr. Lise Van Susteren

2013

Bill McKibben
Larry Gibson