Cronkite Awards

In honor of the anniversary of Walter Cronkite’s
passing on July 17, 2009,
The Stone Soup Leadership Institute
calls for nominations for the
Cronkite Award for Climate Reporting.

Nomination Form

A lot of people have missed the point. The unanimous voice of the scientists warning that halfway measures and business as usual cannot possibly pull us back from the edge of this precipice. Those who ignored Earth Day, well that’s one thing. Those who ignore the crisis of our planet, that’s quite another. The indifferent have missed the point – that to clean up the air and earth and water in the few years science says we have left to us, means personal involvement and personal sacrifice. America must undertake a revolution in its way of life – to scale down its standards of living. Someday, the world will be a better place — if it listens and acts… to clean up the mess that each of us has made. What is at stake, and what is in question, is our survival. This is Walter Cronkite.

From the Can the World Be Saved? 13-part Emmy Award-winning series CBS Special Report for the first Earth Day, 1970 This rallied 20 million Americans to launch the green movement.

Call for Nominations

The media has a tremendous opportunity to respond to Mr. Cronkite’s challenge and galvanize an unprecedented movement that engages the public to turn this climate emergency around.  Fact based, scientific reporting and feature stories highlighting innovative solutions will inspire us to take action.

We invite you to nominate journalists (print, TV, and social media) who are educating us about the global climate crisis and how each one of us can take action in our lives, communities, companies and our world.

  • Investigative Reporting Award for thoughtful, substantive stories about the climate crisis.
  • Sustainability Solutions Award for innovative sustainability solution stories about people, companies, communities and countries.

Deadline for nominations is September 1.

Awards with prizes will be presented at gala event in October.

Nomination Form

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