Right Livelihood Award Conference

by Rich Heffern

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From September 14-19, the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Right Livelihood Award takes place, hosted by the City of Bonn, Germany. About 80 Right Livelihood laureates gather to discuss the world's most urgent problems, to call for change, inspire, give hope and celebrate 30 years of the Right Livelihood Award.

Civil society organizations, NGOs, business, academia, activists, entrepreneurs and students have the opportunity to meet the Right Livelihood awardees, discussing their work, comparing their approaches with their own.

The conference, including a parallel youth conference, "will be a next step towards a change of course – to reclaim our future!"

For more information, see the conference Web site

The Right Livelihood Award honors and supports those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today. In many countries, the Award is often referred to as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'.

Past awards have gone to David Suzuki of Canada, Peter Weeramanty of Sri Lanka, Francisco Toledo of Mexico, Astrid Lindgren of Sweden.

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