Environmental Media Award 2010
Matthias Leitner has been awarded by the German Environmental Aid Organisation (Deutsche Umwelthilfe) for his radio programme about Equlibrism and the Tahiti Project. "The Utopian Practice" was broadcast on Radio Bayern 2.
"In 'The Utopian Practice', Matthias Leitner delves into the utopian world of Equilibrism – acknowledging the laws and cycles of nature and mankind as part of the natural world. In the attempt of turning the utopian vision into reality in Tahiti, Matthias Leitner demonstrates to his listeners quite boldly that, if we don’t want the future of mankind on planet Earth to turn into a dystopian nightmare, an immediate response is absolutely essential.", comments the German Environmental Aid Organisation on their decision to award the radio journalist working at the Bavarian broadcasting service. We would like to endorse this decision and say: Congratulations, Matthias Leitner!
Werner Boote, director of the film "Plastic Planet" has also been awarded with the 2010 Environmental Media Award – which is seen as one of the most prominent awards in the field of environmental journalism. It honours "outstanding achievements in journalistic and literary reflection upon the conservation of our natural environment" - in creating "The Utopian Practice" (
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