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11.08.2007

Von Hernandez




Von Hernandez

  • 1st Filipino to win the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize (2003)


QUOTE
"Our fight against incineration, landfills and polluting technologies is actually a struggle against the negative and destructive forces of over-consumption and dirty industrial development. It is essentially a struggle to shift the dominant paradigm to one which is truly respectful of life and the rights of future generations."


DATE OF BIRTH
1967


USEFUL LINKS

Von Hernandez Goldman Prize
Time Magazine – Heroes of the Environment: Von Hernandez
A hero for the planet
Filipino environment hero
Wikipedia Article on Von Hernandez

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