Link of the Day: The Right Livelihood Award

“The Right Livelihood Award honours and supports those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.” In many countries and circles, the award is known as a sort of alternative Nobel Prize.

“Presented annually in Stockholm at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award is usually shared by four Recipients, but not all Laureates receive a cash award. Often an Honorary Award is given to a person or group whose work the Jury wishes to recognise but who is not primarily in need of monetary support. The prize money in 2010 was 200,000 €. The prize money is for ongoing successful work, never for personal use.”

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you may remember that David Suzuki, for example, won the award in 2009.

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