The Tom Hardie '78 Memorial Award Papers

Each year the Center for Environmental Studies awards the Tom Hardie Memorial Award to the student(s) whose work best demonstrates excellence in environmental studies. The publication of his/her work is then reprinted as part of the Tom Hardie Memorial Series and made available at Harper House.

This award is created in remembrance of Thomas G. Hardie III ’78 (1956-1975).

Tom Hardie was a country boy who knew his way around a city – especially if there was an art museum nearby. But nature was his first love. While a student at Gilman School in Baltimore, he started the Ecology Recycling Center, as well as Operation GreenGrass, bringing inner city students to the country. As a Williams freshman he expected to major in pre-med, but the heart of his year was the Center for Environmental Studies. It was here he felt most at home. The Center gave Tom the most meaningful, happiest part of his one year at Williams. In return, his family has established the Thomas Hardie Memorial Award for others, like Tom, who want to help their world without being asked.

Below is a list of past Tom Hardie ’78 Memorial Awards. Free copies are available upon request from the CES office. A Hardie award was not given in 2002.

54 2022 Envisioning the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Forest Center  by Sabrine Brismeur ‘22.5 & Abigail Matheny ’22
52 2021 Beyond “Jobs vs Wilderness:” Relational Values and the Politics of Mining in Northeastern Minnesota  by Rosa Kirk-Davidoff ’21
51 2020 A Dynamical Systems Approach to the Bridgehead: Analyzing Invasive Spread Dynamics and Cooperative Biosecurity Eorts on Dierent Spatial Scales Effect  by Alison Robey ’20
50 2019 CONSTRUCTING CANADA, THE PIPELINE NATION: Discourse and Indigeneity in the Trans Mountain Expansion by Angela Chan ’19
49 2018 Small-Scale Agrarian Acclimation: Climate Narratives of Farmers in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast by Natasha Baranow ’18
48 2017 “How Do We Make Them See” by Caroline White-Nockleby ’17
47 2016 “Do floodplain delineations decrease property values?” by Alison Hill ’16
46 2016 “Ambition and Fairness: Understanding Equity through Intended Nationally Determined Contributors” by Claire Swingle ’16
45 2016 “The Woods: An Exploration of Grief, Place, and Regrowth” by Meagan Goldman ’16by
44 2015 The Influence of Land Management Practices on the Abundance and Diversity of Fall-Bloomimg Asteraceae and their Pollinators by Julie Jung ’15
43 2015 Environmentalism and faith: Post-apocalyptic religions as mediators of paradigm shift Samuel Devine ’15  by Samuel Devine ’15
42 2014 Edible Forest Gardening at the Clark Art Institute by Sonja Thalheimer ’14
41 2013 You Can Do a Lot With a Towel and a Dog Carrier: The Intricacies of Marine Mammal Stranding Response by Vera Cecelski ’13
40 2012 Cleaning the Air We Breathe: Science and Policy Recommendations to Reduce Concentrations of Secondary Organic Aerosols by Lauren Goldstein-Kral ’12
39 2011 Keeping It Local: Farm Viability in Berkshire and Bennington Counties by Rooney Charest ’11
38 09-10 An Assessment of Historical PCB Contamination in Arctic Mammals by Benjamin S. Cohen ’09
37 2009 Exploring the Interrelationships Between Farmers and their Watershed: A Case Study in Human Ecology from Río La Paz, Costa Rica by Avalon L. Gulley ’09
36 2008 The Lion and the Lamb: The Struggle Between Conservation and Pastoralism in Tanzania by Nora Morse ’08
35 2008 Farms to Forest: A Naturalist’s Guide (published 1995) by Dawn Biehler ’97, Daniel I. Bolnick ’96, Jonathan C. Cluett, Nathaniel G. Gerhart ’96, Emilie B. Grossmann ’96, J.D. Ho ’96, and Willard S. Morgan ’96
20 1995 A Morphological and Geochemical Comparison of a Partially Reclaimed Open Mine Pit to a Similar but Undisturbed Site, Cooke City, Montana by Michael Montag ’95
19 1994 The International Whaling Commission: An Ineffectual Past, A Controversial Present, and an Uncertain Future by Elizabeth H. Linen ’94
18 1993 Listen to the Mouse’s Roar: Disney Architecture and Planning by Damon John Hemmerdinger ’93
17 1992 Parque Y Pueblito: The Combined and Conflicting Interests of The Machalilla National Park and the Village of Casas Viejas by Scott A. Ringgold ’92
16 1992 Apartheid’s Ecological Legacy and the Political Solutions for South Africa’s Environment by Susan C. Donna ’92
15 1991 Wilderness Act of 196 by Peter C. Aengst ’91
14 1990 Altered Berkshire Landscapes by Tiffany Holmes ’90
13 1989 Wetlands Protection Bylaw and Map for Williamstown by James P. Power ’90, Mary S. Richardson ’91, and James A. Simmonds ’89
13 1988 A Land-Use Plan for Williamstown, Massachusetts’ Stone Hill by Mary M. Taylor ’88
13 1988 Less Mess: Changing Our Ways With Waste by Beth A. Stein ’88
12 1987 Causes of Environmental Degradation in China by Cheryl Lynn Hall ’87
11 1986 Williamstown Wetlands by Anne D. Southworth ’86
11 1986 Towards a Theory of Ecological Marxism by Nicholas W. Van Aelstyn ’86
10 1985 Nature: America’s Tragic Heroine by Karla Miller ’85
10 1985 To Mine the Sun by L. Hart Hodges III ’85
9 1984 The Shepherd’s Well Site: A Site History As It Reflects and Differs From The Land Use History of the 8th Division in the Hopkins Memorial Forest by Julie Woodward ’84
8 1983 Some Conflicting Demands on Energy and Food Production in the Third World by Cecilia Danks ’83
7 1982 Upland Settlement in Williamstown: An Historical and Anthropological Survey by Deborah Gregg ’82
6 1981 Two American Margins and the Path Between by Edward Christian Wolf ’81
5 1980 A Proposal for a National Energy Plan by Students in Chemistry 14
4 1979 The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 by Clifford S. Mitchell ’79
3 1978 A Vegetational Survey of Mt. Greylock by A. Christine Reid ’78
2 76-77 Interaction by Robin Broad ’76
1 1976 Portraits of a Community: Photographs of the Hopper Road by David Chapin Weeks ’76