Patagonia Founder and Recipient of Fielding Social and Ecological Justice Award Yvon Chouinard Takes Stand for Environment

2022-10-07T12:42:24-07:00

Yvon Chouinard Yvon Chouinard is taking another stand for the environment. Recently, he forfeited ownership of Patagonia, a company he founded nearly 50 years ago, in favor of social and ecological justice. In a letter he pinned for Patagonia’s website, Chouinard outlines the thought processes behind his decision, eventually landing on a 100 percent transfer of the company’s voting stock into the Patagonia Purpose Trust. Holdfast Collective, a nonprofit that fights the environmental crisis and defends nature, will have control of the entirety of the non-voting stock. “If we have any hope of a thriving planet – much [...]

Patagonia Founder and Recipient of Fielding Social and Ecological Justice Award Yvon Chouinard Takes Stand for Environment2022-10-07T12:42:24-07:00

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award

2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00

Aiden Hirshfield, PhD Media Psychology Program alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D.’19, is the 2022 recipient of the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award. The Award will partially fund his project, Providing Critical Support for ASL Interpreters in the Mental Health Setting. The project goals are to support and offer additional educational opportunities to American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who face considerable occupational stress and financial challenges. The project’s mission is to improve the vocational skills of interpreters. As part of the project, Dr. Hirshfield anticipates assessing how this training could affect ASL interpreters’ mental health and job functioning. The Award [...]

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00
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