In celebration of the Filipinos’ heroism, the Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines is proud to launch the search for environmental heroes/heroines through the Fourth Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan (GBK). The search commences for the people and groups who will join the roster of ten exemplary individuals and six outstanding organizations that have been awarded by GBK since 2009.
Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan is a biennial alternative awards event that that raises awareness on environmental issues and honors the struggle and heroism of the ordinary people for the protection of rights and the environment. The awards is co-organized by the GBK Awards Committee, AGHAM-Advocates of Science and Technology for the People, Panalipdan Mindanao, Alay Bayan Luson Inc., Farmers Development Centre, Cordillera Peoples Alliance, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, MASIPAG (Farmer-Scientist Partnership for Development) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Special Concerns Office.
Seven GBK awardees (three awards for Individuals and Organizations and one Most Distinguished Award) will be chosen by an independent Board of Judges:
- Most Distinguished Award – Awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of his/her/their being an inspiration and example to the Filipino people for offering time and talents for the defense of the environment and advancement of the people’s welfare.
- Individual Awards – Awarded to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability and effort to uphold the environment and people’s welfare, whether in the form of advocacy, campaigns, education, research, technology development, community services, mass media, or cultural work.
- Organizational Awards – Awarded to people’s and community organizations and institutions that have demonstrated unity in upholding the welfare of the people and of the environment by exemplary actions and advocacy, campaigns, education, research, technology development, community services, mass media, or cultural work.
Acceptance of nominations for the 4th GBK is open until midnight of July 12, 2015.
For the guidelines, requirements and nominations, please contact
Princess del Castillo
Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan Secretariat Committee
26 Matulungin Street, Bgy. Central, Quezon City, Philippines 1100
Telefax: 02 920 9099 email firstname.lastname@example.org