National Geographic Honors Jack at the 2011 “Evening of Exploration” CelebrationJun 27, 2011
National Geographic Society held its first ever “Evening of Exploration” gala event Thursday night. Jack received the newly created “Arts Ambassador for the Environment Award,” presented to an individual in the entertainment field who has demonstrated leadership in environmental and cultural conservation by elevating issues of sustainability and inspiring audiences to care about the planet.
Environmental anthropologist Kenny Broad and the late underwater photographer Wes Skiles were named “Explorers of the Year”. The National Geographic “Chairman’s Award” was presented to IBM for significantly advancing knowledge of the world through its research partnership with National Geographic on the Genographic Project, which is mapping the migratory history of humans.
“Those recognized last night set the gold standard in exploration, and their passion inspires all of us to care about the planet,” said John Fahey, National Geographic’s chairman and CEO. “It was a privilege to come together to acknowledge these explorers’ many contributions — to our organization, certainly, but ultimately to mankind.”
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