HILT receives eco-award from Sunset magazine

Our own Scott Fisher receives top honor in Sunset's 2012 Environmental Awards

A "Hero" amoung us...

We were thrilled to find this message in our inbox—best Aloha Friday email ever!

"Congratulations! Sunset magazine has named Scott Fisher as one of the winners of our 2012 Environmental Awards, which are featured in the March, 2012 issue of Sunset. Scott has been named Sunset's 2012 Environmental Hero Under the Age of 40."

The email from Sunset's Editor-at-Large, Peter Fish, went on to tell us a bit about the panel of judges and that competition was fierce between the hundreds of entries they recieved. Mr. Fish ended with "I speak for everyone at our magazine in saying that Sunset is enormously impressed by the work Scott Fisher and the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is doing."

Needless to say, cheers rang out through the office.

This is a great honor for a Hawaii-based conservationist and the work of our Land Trust. Get the full story on Scott, HILT's director of conservation, and the rest of the inspiring award-winners in Sunset's March issue, on newsstands now or online. Do take a moment to read through these amazing testaments to the passionate work of conservation-minded folks across the West. Great things are happening in land protection, and Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is right there on the front line.

We'll print more information on the award in our upcoming issue of ‘Umeke Ka‘eo, due out later this month. If you do not receive our newsletter and would like to, let us know here.