Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan 2011 – Nominate Your Environmental Hero
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
[Press Release] Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan 2011 – Nominate Your Environmental Hero
It’s Time to Recognize the Environmental Heroes of the Philippines
In cognizance of your support for environmental advocacy, we invite you to send your nominations for the 2011 round of Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan awards (GBK).
The GBK is an awards event aiming to seek out and recognize the struggles of individuals, organizations, or communities who have selflessly spearheaded or helped lead significant environmental struggles and the protection of basic rights.
The GBK is open to all Filipino individuals, organizations and institutions who have demonstrated extraordinary ability and effort to uphold the environment and people’s welfare, whether in the form of advocacy, campaigns, education, research, technology development, community services, mass media or cultural work.
Seven GBK awardees (three awards for Individuals and Organizations and one Most Distinguished Award) will be chosen by an independent Board of Judges.
· Most Distinguished Award – awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of his/her/their being an inspiration and example to the Filipino people for offering time and talents for the defense of the environment and advancement of the people’s welfare.
· Individual Awards – awarded to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability and effort to uphold the environment and people’s welfare, whether in the form of advocacy, campaigns, education, research, technology development, community services, mass media, or cultural work.
· Organizational Awards – awarded to people’s and community organizations and institutions that have demonstrated unity in upholding the welfare of the people and of the environment by exemplary actions and advocacy, campaigns, education, research, technology development, community services, mass media, or cultural work.
The Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan 2011 is organized by Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC-Phils), in cooperation with Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan Awards Committee, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Agham-Advocates of Science and Technology for the People, Haribon Foundation, Ecowaste Coalition, Panalipdan Mindanao and Central Visayas Fisherfolk Development Center Inc.
The first GBK kicked off in 2009, naming the late anti-mining activist Eliezer Billanes as the recipient of the Most Distinguished Award.
The Individual Awardees were the Ata-Manobo tribal leader Datu Guibang Apoga, Manny Calonzo of the Ecowaste Coalition and Dean Margarita dela Torre-dela Cruz from the University of the Philippines Tacloban.
The winners of the GBK Awards for Organizations were the Cordillera People’s Alliance, the Central Visayas Fisherfolk Development Center Inc. and Seamancor Eco-Developers Inc. of Sorsogon.
Please find attached copies of the GBK call for nominations, award guidelines, and nomination forms. These documents are also available for download at www.cecphils.org
Acceptance of nominations for the GBK is open until midnight of July 15, 2011.
For inquiries, contact Ms. Rog Amon through:
Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan Secretariat Committee
26 Matulungin Street, Bgy. Central, Quezon City, Philippines 1100
Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines, Inc. (CEC)