Sylvia Earle is TreeHugger’s Person of the Year!
December 20, 2010
|Photo by Kip Evans|
The SEAlliance is proud to announce that Dr. Sylvia Earle has been honored as TreeHugger’s Person of the Year for 2010!
As posted on Treehugger.com
“When TreeHugger compiled a short list of contenders for the title of “Person of the Year” in 2010, we knew it would be difficult to choose a single winner. Everyone on the shortlist, we agreed, deserved some recognition.”
“In the end, however, it became clear that if a Person of the Year was going to be named, he or she would be honored not only for a history of contributions to environmentalism but also for significant and specific accomplishments in 2010. This person, whose strong legacy was punctuated by recent notable achievements, is none other than “Her Deepness,” Sylvia Earle.”
“Earle’s accomplishments range from diving records— she led the first team of femaleaquanauts, set a human depth record of 1250 feet in a JIM suit, and holds the women’s record of 3,280 feet for a solo dive in a deep submersible—to ocean engineering innovations, scientific discoveries to administrative leadership.”