A student-run magazine with bold ambitions, a quirky sense of humor and a commitment to investigating environmental issues that elude the climate-saturated media has won the Kroon Cup.
was selected by the F&ES community to receive the award for expanding the publication’s scope, reaching out to the F&ES community and giving students a bigger platform to feature their work.The actual cupwas carved out of black cherry from Great Mountain Forest by Joseph Brien from Kent, Conn.
“Running SAGE has been preposterously fun. I’ll miss it a lot,” said Michael Parks, who edited Sage with Aaron Reuben. Both will receive master’s degrees in environmental management on May 21.
To take advantage of their own generation’s preference for all things digital, the editors launched a popular companion website in October.Over the past six months, the website has received more than 20,000 visits—12,000 of them unique—from all 50 states and 137 countries.
The success of the website, though, spurred the editors to do something counterintuitive. Instead of shedding the print version, they used their new electronic publication, which is now unshackled from hard print deadlines, to actually expand its presence. This year the editors published 750 copies of a 106-page anthology, which 25 students contributed to—more than double last year’s staff.