FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Right Livelihood Award
Jakob von Uexkull, founder of the Right Livelihood Award
Enlarge
Jakob von Uexkull, founder of the Right Livelihood Award

The Right Livelihood Award, established in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull, is presented annually in the building of the Swedish Parliament, usually on December 9, to honour those "working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today". An international jury decides the awards in such fields as environmental protection, human rights, sustainable development, health, education, peace, etc. The prize money is shared among the winners, usually four, and is equivalent to US$ 250,000. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 784 KB) Image of Jakob von Uexkull founder of the Right Livelihood Award and World Future Council Initiative Cleared for by James McGuigan (Right Livelihood Award webmaster) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 784 KB) Image of Jakob von Uexkull founder of the Right Livelihood Award and World Future Council Initiative Cleared for by James McGuigan (Right Livelihood Award webmaster) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old... Jakob von Uexkull Jakob von Uexkull (born 1944) is a writer, lecturer, professional philatelist and past member of the European Parliament who, in 1980, founded the Right Livelihood Awards. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Jakob von Uexkull Jakob von Uexkull (born 1944) is a writer, lecturer, professional philatelist and past member of the European Parliament who, in 1980, founded the Right Livelihood Awards. ... Riksdag is also the Swedish name of the Parliament of Finland. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Environmentalism is the philosphical concern that humans may be damaging the natural environment, and that this damage may adversely impact people. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... Sustainable development is a process of developing (land, cities, business, communities, etc) that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs according to the Brundtland Report, a 1987 report from the United Nations. ... Peace and tranquility — Lake Mapourika, New Zealand. ...


The prize has become widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, although it is not in any way related to the Nobel Prize. It states that, in the 21th century, the "greatest benefit to mankind" may be found in different fields than in the traditional sciences or in strict categories. Thus, RLA understands itself as a critical complement to the Nobel Prize. Consequently, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation has chosen to have its award ceremony the day before the Nobel Prize. On its web page, the Foundation makes various comparisons with the Nobel Prize, and also provides a number of diagrams detailing how much more fair distribution of the RLA prizes is than Nobel, which seldom awards people from the South, Third World countries or women [1]. Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ...


Until now, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation has presented 115 awards to individuals and organisations often working on grassroot level. The Foundation's purpose is not only to bestow a prize but to make the work of its recipients widely known and by that creating a global platform for existing solutions.


Recipients

Recipients include:

(Complete list of recipients). Helena Norberg Hodge is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, a non-profit organisation concerned with the protection of both biological and cultural diversity, and education for action: moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Plenty International Summertown, TN In 1974 The Farm (Tennessee), an intentional community, started an outreach program called Plenty. ... Bill Mollison (born 1928 in Tasmania, Australia) is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher, naturalist and has been called the father of permaculture, an integrated system of design co-developed with David Holmgren that encompasses not only agriculture, horticulture, architecture and ecology but also economic systems, land access strategies and legal... Wes Jackson is the founder and current president of the Land Institute. ... There have been a number of people in history named George Trevelyan: George Otto Trevelyan (1838–1928) George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876–1962) - his son a noted historian Sir George Trevelyan (New Age spiritualist) (1906–1996) - son of Charles Trevelyan and George Macaulay Trevelyans nephew. ... Petra Kelly and Gert Bastian on the cover of Alice Schwarzers Eine tödliche Liebe Petra Karin Kelly (November 29, 1947 – October 1, 1992), German peace activist and Green politician, was born in Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany in 1947, and lived and studied in the United States between 1959... Wangari Maathai Wangari Muta Maathai (born April 1, 1940 in Nyeri) is a Kenyan environmental and political activist. ... Robert Jungk (1913-1994) was an Austrian writer and journalist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons. ... The Chipko movement was a group of villagers in the Uttarakhand region of India who opposed commercial logging. ... Survival International is a human rights organisation formed in 1969 that campaigns for the rights of indigenous peoples, helping them preserve their land and culture. ... Edward (Teddy) Goldsmith (b. ... Leopold Kohr (born October 5, 1909 in Austria/Oberndorf near Salzburg, died February 26, 1994 in Gloucester, England) was an economist, jurist, political scientist and a practicing philosopher. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Astrid Lindgren 1924 Astrid Lindgren â–¶(?), born Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson (November 14, 1907 – January 28, 2002) was a Swedish childrens book author, whose many titles were translated into over 70 languages and published in more than 100 countries. ... Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa (October 10, 1941 - November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer and environmental activist. ... Kamenge Youth Centre (fr. ... Doctor Samuel Epstein is a medical doctor and professor emeritus of environmental medicine at the University of Illinois who is perhaps best known for his contributions to environmental medicine, and his contributions towards cancer prevention. ... Leonardo Boff. ... Johan Galtung (born 24 October 1930 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian professor, working at the Transcend Institute. ... Hans-Peter Dürr (1929-) is Director at the Max-Planck-Institute of Physics (Werner-Heisenberg-Institute) and professor of physics at the Ludwig Maximilian University, both in Munich, Germany. ... Walden Bello (born 1945) is a left-wing author, academic, and political analyst. ... Frances Moore Lappé, (Born February 10, 1944, Pendleton, Oregon. ... Memorial (Мемориал) is the society founded on April 19, 1992, during perestroika in the former USSR. It declares that its main task was the awakening and preservation of the societal memory of the severe political persecution in the recent past of the Soviet Union. ... Mordechai Vanunu in the garden of St. ... Manfred Max-Neef (b. ... The International Baby Food Action Network is a group of advocacy organisations engaged in the promotion of breastfeeding and the restriction of unethical marketing practices such as those alleged by proponents of the Nestle boycott. ... Bianca Jagger (born Blanca Moreno de Macias on May 2, 1945, in Managua, Nicaragua) is a social and political activist made famous by having married Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. ... Asghar Ali Engineer, The Laaentie was born in Bohra priestly family (amils family) on 10th March, 1939 in Salumbar, Rajasthan (near Udaipur) where Qurban Husain, his father, was an amil at that time. ... David Russell Lange (IPA: lɔŋi) CH, ONZ (4 August 1942 — 13 August 2005), served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1984 to 1989. ... Maude Barlow Maude Victoria Barlow (born May 19, 1947) is a Canadian author and activist. ... Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa (October 10, 1941 - November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer and environmental activist. ... Roy Sesana Roy Sesana is a Bushman activist. ... Trident Ploughshares is an internationally recognised anti-nuclear-weapons group, with the aim of beating swords into ploughshares, specifically by actively trying to disarm the UK Trident nuclear weapons system, in a non-violent, open, peaceful and fully accountable manner. ... Katarina Kruhonja (born 1949) is a peace activist from Osijek, eastern Croatia. ... Vesna Terselic (born 1962) is a peace activist who founded the Anti-War Campaign of Croatia. ... Patrick van Rensburg is an African educationalist who founded the Brigades Movement in Botswana, and the Foundation for Education with Production which is active in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. ... Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher is an Ethiopian who won the Right Livelihood Award in 2000 for his exemplary work to safeguard biodiversity and the traditional rights of farmers and communities to their genetic resources. ... Irene Fernandez (*1946) is the director and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Tenaganita, which promotes the rights of migrant workers and other oppressed and poor people in Malaysia. ... Francisco Toledo (b. ... Raúl Montenegro (*1949) is an Argentinian biologist, environmentalist and activist. ... Nicanor Perlas (*1950) is a sociologist and an environmental activist from the Philippines. ... Ibrahim Abouleish (*1937 in Egypt) began his chemistry and medicine studies at the age of 19 in Austria. ... The organization SEKEM was founded in 1975 by the Egyptian pharmacologist Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish in order to improve crop yields and to widespread biodynamic harvesting methods. ... Kvinna Till Kvinna (engl. ... Martín Almada is a lawyer, writer and educationalist from Paraguay. ... Martin Green is an Australian professor at the University of New South Wales who works intensively with the development of the use of solar energy. ... Birsel Lemke (* 1950) is a Turkish political scientist and environmentalist. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


See also

The Schock Prizes were instituted by the will of philosopher and artist Rolf Schock (1933-1986). ... The Polar Music Prize is an international music prize and awarded to individuals, groups or institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements in the creation and advancement of music. The prize was founded in 1989 following a donation from Stig Anderson and is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of... The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is the worlds largest childrens and youth literature award. ... A list of famous prizes, medals and awards including cups, trophies, bowls, badges, state decorations etc. ...

External links

  • Right Livelihood Award - Official site
  • Jakob von Uexkull - Founder
  • Big Picture TV free video clips of Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Wangari Maathai and Johan Galtung

  Results from FactBites:
 
Right Livelihood Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (321 words)
Jakob von Uexkull, founder of the Right Livelihood Award
The Right Livelihood Award, established in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull, is presented annually in the building of the Swedish Parliament, usually on December 9, to honour those "working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today".
An international jury decides the awards in such fields as environmental protection, human rights, sustainable development, health, education, peace, etc. The prize money is shared among the winners, usually four, and is equivalent to US$ 250,000.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia - Awards (309 words)
The Right Livelihood Foundation was established in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull to honour and support such people through a programme of annual awards.
In addition to supporting the recipients directly, an important purpose of the RLA is to spread their knowledge and experience and to show that problems which often look or small groups acting together and mobilising others for the common good.
The Right Livelihood Awards are presented annually at a ceremony, held since 1985 in Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, on the day before the Nobel Prize presentations.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m