Dickinson College President Nancy A. Roseman presented Mark Ruffalo with The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism, which was created to focus attention on the need to reduce the impact of human lives on the planet. The 0,000 Rose-Walters Prize includes a campus residency and public lecture.
Ruffalo is a strong advocate for addressing climate change and increasing renewable energy. In 2011, he co-founded Water Defense to raise awareness about the impact of energy extraction on water and the public health. He also co-founded The Solutions Project, which launched in 2012 as part of his mission to share science, business and culture that demonstrates the feasibility of renewable energy.