Bangladeshi lawyer wins "Green Nobel" for Asia
- So many of us watched this story on ship-recycling on the coast of Bangladesh, on CBS's 60min (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/03/60minutes/main2149023.shtml) and it touched our hearts to see the lives of some of these ship breakers; many of us felt saddened and in the end we all went back to our lives after the story was over. But not Rizwana Hasan she got to work to prevent toxic materials from being dumped in Bangladesh and succeeded.
This is a inspirational story to say the least, its an example of how Bangladeshis should take matters into their own hands to bring change to their lives for the better. After all they must deal with the cards they've been dealt on a daily basis.
I want to congratulate Rizwana for her courage to do the right thing; because the impact of her work will be felt well beyond the Goldman Prize.
Please take a min to watch the feature on her and send her a thank you note ---> http://www.goldmanprize.org/user/301/contact and circulate this great achievement.
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San Francisco, Apr 19 : Syeda Rizwana Hasan of Bangladesh has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize 2009 for the Asia region, the world's largest and the most prestigious prize to honor individual environmentalists, often termed as the "Green Nobel". Rizwana is the director of Bangladesh Environment Lawyers Association (BELA).Local news coverage of the ceremony:Her speech at the Goldman Prize ceremony:Goldman Prize website and Feature on her:More media that covered the news:http://www.fogcityjournal.com/wordpress/2009/04/22/2009-goldman-environmental-prize-awarded-to-grassroots-environmentalists/http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/04/20/winners-of-the-environmental-nobel-prizes-fought-for-a-cleaner-planet/