Julian Agyeman receives the Benton H. Box Award from Box, former dean of the College of Forest and Recreation Resources at Clemson.

Julian Agyeman receives the Benton H. Box Award from Box, former dean of the College of Forest and Recreation Resources at Clemson.
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The Clemson University Institute for Parks gave its Benton H. Box Award to Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, at its annual George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Awards Program on Oct. 5 at the Madren Conference Center on the Clemson campus.

The Benton H. Box Award is presented to an educator who inspires students and encourages curriculum innovation and an environmental ethic. The award is named for Box, former dean of the College of Forest and Recreation Resources at Clemson.

Agyeman also gave the keynote address at the George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Lecture, which was held after the luncheon. He spoke on “Just Sustainabilities: Re-imaging Equality, Living with Limits” to a capacity crowd at the Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson.

Originator of the concept “just sustainabilities” — the full integration of social justice and sustainability — Agyeman has written six books on the topic. He is co-founder and former chair of the Black Environment Network, the first environmental justice-based organization of its kind in Britain, and also co-founder and editor-in-chief of “Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.”

Agyeman was the keynote speaker at the George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Lecture.

Agyeman was the keynote speaker at the George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Lecture.
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A member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts, Agyeman is also series editor of “Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice” published by Zed Books, and the author of more than 150 publications including books, book chapters, articles, conference presentations, reports, book reviews and op-eds.

Clemson’s Institute for Parks presents the annual George B. Hartzog Jr. lecture series and awards program to showcase leading figures in the field of conservation and their work. The events are named for Hartzog, the seventh director of the National Park Service.