In 1980 Jakob von Uexküll founded with his own resources the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, which is awarded each year in the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm.Since 1980, 133 people and organisations from 57 countries have been recognised in this way for their great commitment and selfless service to a better world.In 2007, after many years’ preliminary work, Jakob von Uexküll also founded The World Future Council. The Council comprises 50 internationally known figures, including several winners of the Alternative Nobel Prize.
They work as the “voice of future generations” to ensure that we pass on a healthy world worth living in, to our descendants.
Listen to a very connected person describe how the privileged elite are grimly holding on to the old paradigm, when we urgently need to be working towards a more sustainable and just world view.
New Zealand's current stance regarding Co2 emissions is being seen as outrageous for a country with such a clean green image and that the old ways of activism, including civil disobedience and communicating personally with our elected representatives are as valid today as they were in the past.