Robert Redford - Robert Redford Lends His Name To Environmental Research College

Robert Redford has told of his delight after a new nature conservancy at a Californian college was named in his honour.

The 12-acre Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College in Claremont will house research and education facilities for environmental issues.

The state-of-the-art department was set up following a $10 million (£6.3 million) donation from Hyatt hotel heir Nicholas Pritzker and his wife Susan.

Speaking at the naming ceremony on Monday (19Nov12), Redford said, "This is the city I grew up in, and it's the city I grew disappointed in because I saw it disappear. I saw the city that I grew up in, that I loved, disappear because of uncontrolled development and greed, and it lost itself.

"I'm really excited about the idea that, before it's too late for Los Angeles, something could be set aside or set up that would not only honour what was and what could still be but also honour the young people coming into the world."

The actor also vowed to document the centre's research through his Sundance television channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The conservancy is due to open to students in 2014.


Contactmusic

Tags: Robert Redford


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Robert Redford Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert Redford

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All