Carl-1The Mellon Distinguished Fellowship in Environmental Studies provides an opportunity to bring world-recognized environmental scholars, activists, writers, and leaders to Colby College to engage the campus and community in lectures and discussions around important environment themes. Each year, the Environmental Studies Program at Colby honors one Distinguished Fellow, whose work bridges science and policy to make substantial advances in environmental conservation and sustainability.

For the 2012-2013 academic year the Environmental Studies Program honored Dr. Carl Safina for his broad and far reaching accomplishments, leadership, and vision in protecting the world’s oceans and the diversity of life they contain. Throughout his career, Dr. Safina has been a strong voice for the ocean, engaging in cutting-edge science, award-winning writing, and activism to inform and influence the public and policy makers about challenges facing the world’s oceans.

Lydia Ball, ES Major ’13 co-writes blog with Dr. Carl Safina on Huffington Post, read Hurricane Sandy—- Not over by a long shot.