Brower Youth Awards Honor Environmental Leaders

BERKELEY, California, October 15, 2001 (ENS) — The winners of the 2nd annual Brower Youth Awards, the nation’s most prestigious prize for young environmental activists, were honored on Saturday at a ceremony in Berkeley.

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David Brower (Photo © S. Lewis)
The awards recognize innovative leadership by young people ages 13 to 22. They are named in honor of environmentalist David Brower, who died in November 2000 at the age of 88 following a long and distinguished career protecting wild lands around the world.

The six winners were chosen from among hundreds of nominees for their work on projects that included producing a documentary film about an otherwise ignored oil spill, convincing a university and national chain of home supply stores to switch to sustainable wood and recycled paper products, and helping to convince Congress to ban unsustainable fishing practices.

The winners are: