The Greensboro Public Library is proud to announce that Sarah Dorsey is the winner of the 2014 Thomas Berry Award. The Thomas Berry Award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated a sustained effort to implement environmental programs that advance a mutually enhancing human/earth relationship based on the philosophies and writings of Greensboro native, Thomas Berry, or has engaged in re-imagining the human-earth relationship through scholarship, writing, poetry or the arts.
This award, presented by the Greensboro Public Library, honors the legacy of one of Greensboro’s most influential authors whose works have notably influenced the intellectual/spiritual history of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This year’s award is being presented as part of the series of events commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of the birth of Thomas Berry (1914-2009).
Sarah Dorsey, music librarian at UNC Greensboro, initiated a highly successful environmental film series that has touched thousands of students and members of the community. She oversees the community sustainability listserve and was instrumental in revitalizing the local Green Drinks evenings and much more.
This year, honorable mentions go to the Piedmont Land Conservancy, John P. and Lynda Cock, and Randal Scott Romie.