One of the great pleasures of working on 350.org is getting to partner with inspirational organizations and individuals all over the world. This week, we’re celebrating with two of our 350.org partners in Asia who just received major environmental awards.
Congratulations to our friends at the Green Long March in China for winning a prestigious award from the Leading Group for the Protection of the Mother River. Yu Jishun of Beijing Forestry University accepted the prize on behalf of the Green Long March crew–who are gearing up for this summer’s third series of expeditions across the interior of China to highlight environmental successes–and to carry the message of 350 to one of the places that will play such a decisive role in December’s Copenhagen talks.
And a standing ovation for Yuyun Ismawati, from 350.org partner Balifokus in Indonesia, who won this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize. Yuyun is working to fight pollution and poverty at the same time, implementing hundreds of community-based waste and sanitation management programs that empower local communities to protect their environment and improve their economic livelihood. We look forward to seeing what creative 350 actions Balifokus and our other partners across Indonesia will be doing this October 24.