Eric A. Davidson, President and Wilhelm Merck, Chairman of the Woods Hole Research Center, hosted a special reception honoring two eminent environmental leaders: Gro Harlem Brundtland and Lawrence S. Huntington, as we awarded the inaugural Lawrence S. Huntington Environmental Prize. The Lawrence S. Huntington Environmental Prize recognizes leaders in the public or private sector who advance and promote research and communication on climate, earth sciences, and conservation. These pioneers understand the interrelationships of global systems and think on a planetary scale. Their example inspires the pursuit and communication of science critical to the sustainability of the earth. For more information, see the press release.