Robert Redford is taking his passion for the environment to academia.
On Monday, Redford appeared at a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the creation of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, to be established at Pitzer College, a liberal-arts college in Claremont, Calif.
Redford told the press that, as a southern California native, he was saddened to see "green spaces... become skyscrapers and freeways" between the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. "I’m really excited about the idea that -- before it’s too late for Los Angeles — that something could be set aside or set up that would not only honor what was and what could still be but also honor the young people coming into the world," Redford said, according to this account from The Hollywood Reporter.
The Redford Conservancy will be housed in a repurposed building on the Pitzer campus, and start academic offerings in 2014.
|1.||Martin MacNeill gets up to life in prison for wife’s murder|
|2.||Utah rally: Same-sex marriage would hurt children|
|3.||Fall TV preview: The best and worst of fall TV|
|4.||Movie review: ‘Maze Runner’ sends viewers going in circles|
|5.||Lawmaker: All Utah restaurants should have a ‘Zion Curtain’|
|6.||Ordain Women will take its message local to Mormon congregations|
|7.||Darrien Hunt : A life cut short mourned by family, friends|
|8.||In ninja gear and claiming to be polygamists, women invade Utah home|
|9.||At 40, Mel Brooks’ ‘Frankenstein’ proves forever young|
|10.||BYU football: QB Taysom Hill in no rush to change his game|