Right Livelihood Award

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The Right Livelihood Award is an international award to "honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, and is presented annually in early December.wikipedia
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Jakob von Uexkull

The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, and is presented annually in early December.
In 1980, Uexkull founded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2006, he co-founded the World Future Council.

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai20042004 Nobel Peace Prize
The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
In 1984, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."

Amy Goodman

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The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thomas Merton Award in 2004, a Right Livelihood Award in 2008, and an Izzy Award in 2009 for "special achievement in independent media".

Mike Cooley (engineer)

Mike CooleyHuman-centered systems
In 1981, he was a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.

Anwar Fazal

Conferred the Right Livelihood Award for his work in promoting and protecting the public interest in 1982.

Ela Bhatt

Ela R. Bhatt
A lawyer by training, Bhatt is a part of the international labour, cooperative, women, and micro-finance movements and has won several national and international awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1977), Right Livelihood Award (1984) and the Padma Bhushan (1986).

Astrid Lindgren

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The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
In 1994 she received the Right Livelihood Award, "For her commitment to justice, non-violence and understanding of minorities as well as her love and caring for nature."

Survival International

The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
Survival is the only international pro-tribal peoples organisation to have received the Right Livelihood Award, as well as the Spanish 'Premio Léon Felipe' and the Italian 'Medaglia della Presidenza della Camera dei Deputati'.

Winefreda Geonzon

Winefreda Amit Geonzon
For her efforts, she received the Right Livelihood Award in 1984.

Sir George Trevelyan, 4th Baronet

Sir George TrevelyanGeorge TrevelyanGeorge Lowthian Trevelyan 4th Baronet
He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, in 1982.

Manfred Max-Neef

Manfred A. Max-NeefManfred Max-Neef.
In 1982, Max-Neef won the Right Livelihood Award for his work in poverty-stricken areas of developing countries.

Chipko movement

Chipkotree-hugger campaignChipko environmental movement
In 1987, the Chipko movement was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.

Hunter Lovins

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Named a "green business icon" by Newsweek, a millennium "Hero of the Planet" by Time Magazine, she has also received the Right Livelihood Award and the Leadership in Business Award, among other honors.

Felicia Langer

The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
In 1990, Langer received the Right Livelihood Award "for the exemplary courage of her struggle for the basic rights of the Palestinian people."

Pat Roy Mooney

Pat Mooney
The author or co-author of several books on the politics of biotechnology and biodiversity, Pat Mooney received the Right Livelihood Award with Cary Fowler in the Swedish Parliament in 1985.

Johan Galtung

Galtung, Johan
He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1987 and has received many other prizes and accolades.

Petra Kelly

Petra Kelly Prize
The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
In the same year, Kelly received the Right Livelihood Award "...for forging and implementing a new vision uniting ecological concerns with disarmament, social justice, and human rights."

Alice Stewart

Dr. Alice Stewart
She was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1986.

Edward Goldsmith

Edward 'Teddy' GoldsmithTeddy Goldsmith
A talented after-dinner speaker and raconteur, Goldsmith was an articulate spokesman and campaigner, receiving a number of awards for his work protecting the natural world and highlighting the importance and plight of indigenous peoples, including an honorary Right Livelihood Award and the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.

Ken Saro-Wiwa

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Kenule Beeson "Ken" Saro-Wiwa (10 October 1941 – 10 November 1995) was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

Leopold Kohr

The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
In 1983, in Stockholm, Sweden, Kohr received the Right Livelihood Award, "for his early inspiration of the movement for a human scale."

Hanumappa Sudarshan

Dr. H. SudarshanH. Sudarshan
He is also a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the Padma Shri.

Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva
She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, an honor known as an "Alternative Nobel Prize".

Bianca Jagger

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The prize has been awarded to a diverse group of people and organisations, including Wangari Maathai, Astrid Lindgren, Bianca Jagger, Mordechai Vanunu, Leopold Kohr, Arna Mer-Khamis, Felicia Langer, Petra Kelly, Survival International, Amy Goodman, Memorial, and Edward Snowden.
2004 Right Livelihood Award