The Citizens of Ecuador
Nominated for: ratifing an amendment to the Ecuadorian Constitution that includes a Chapter on Rights for Nature. The Rights for Nature articles acknowledge that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. And we – the people – have the legal authority to enforce these rights on behalf of ecosystems. The ecosystem itself can be named as the defendant.
For more information: http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Constitutions/Ecuador/english08.html
Nominated for: her work to alleviate poverty and hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. She is a co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, and founder of The Soul of Money Institute.
For more information: http://www.lynnetwist.com/
Nominated for: his recent work in environmental conservation, law and governance and his past anti-apartheid work.
For more information: http://www.cullinans.co.za/