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The Feinstone Environmental Awards

Environmental Awards

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the home of the Sol Feinstone Environmental Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in advancing the cause of the environment and social environmental issues.

Hervert Darling Jr.

For 2015, the Feinstone Awards Committee wishes to recognize Herbert F. Darling, Jr., celebrating his leadership and outstanding efforts toward restoring the majestic American Chestnut tree.

Herb Darling serves on the Board of Directors of the national American Chestnut Foundation. He was Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the New York State Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. Herb has dedicated himself to the restoration of the American chestnut to its former range in the Eastern forests. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he is the past president of Herbert F. Darling Construction, a multi-generational company in the Buffalo area.

Master of ceremonies for the event will be David Eichorn, a meteorologist with more than 30 years’ experience. Eichorn was formerly with WSYR-TV Syracuse for 20 years specializing in lake effect snowstorms and atmospheric patterns which produce them. He now holds adjunct positions at ESF, SUNY Oswego and Onondaga Community College, teaching introductory meteorology, advanced forecasting, and broadcast meteorology.

About the Feinstone Awards

SUNY-ESF Sol Feinstone Environmental Awards logo

One of the oldest and most-respected award programs in the environmental field, the Feinstone Awards program was established by Sol Feinstone, a widely known historian and author who was a 1915 graduate of ESF. His goal was to reward people and organizations that exemplified his belief that the best insurance for a free society lay in people’s desire to do voluntarily the things that need to be done for the good of all. The program recognizes leaders who care for the environment, encourage volunteerism and add to society’s understanding of environmental issues and their solutions. The Feinstone program has made more than 100 awards, honoring people from across the United States for their significant contributions to protecting the environment and promoting the spirit of volunteerism. Past award recipients have back­grounds in science, conservation, government, public policy, teaching, and the media.

Questions may be directed to feinstone@esf.edu.