September 30, 2008

Prize-Winners As Pioneers of Sustainable Management

OSNABRUCK, Germany, September 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2008, the German Environmental Award, presented by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), focuses on the careful treatment of natural resources, an informed use of energy, and sustainable management: Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker (69), Dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California (Santa Barbara), and Dr Holger Zinke (45), founder of the biotech company BRAIN AG (Zwingenberg), will receive Europe's most lucrative environmental prize, worth 500,000 euros, in the Rostock Town Hall on 26 October. It will be presented by German President Horst Kohler. Prof. von Weizsacker is being honoured for his decades of outstanding work in promoting sustainable management strategies in politics, business and society worldwide. Dr Zinke is receiving the award for his great success in using innovative "white" bio-technology to develop new types of natural compounds for industrial production, thus protecting the environment. Each of the prize-winners is to receive 250,000 euros.

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