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Ten Years of Awareness, Caring & Change

The Pongo Environmental Awards committee has selected Rainforest Action Network to receive the 2017 Pongo Environmental Award for the organization’s many years of powerful and diverse advocacy work on behalf of our planet, especially in the habitat region of Sumatra where palm oil has been a scourge to the environment, wildlife and people.

Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) recognizes the achievements of individuals for their distinguished work to support and protect the sanctity of the inhabitants of our earth, and the right to existence for each individual species, as a birthright on our planet. The Pongo Environmental Awards are given to those, who have made significant contributions to protect the welfare of all living species via advocacy, leadership, public service, education and research.

Previous Pongo Award recipients have included Rainforest Trust, Dr. Jane Goodall; James Cameron, David Gelber and Joel Bach the pioneering Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously” promoting climate change awareness; Professor Michael Mann, one of the most important climate advocates of our time, the producers of “The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” for the film’s use of CGI instead of living ape actors, actor Mike Farrell and playwright George Shea for “Dr. Keeling’s Curve,” the KCET television special about Dr. David Keeling, the scientist known worldwide for his work documenting global warming, Louie Psihoyos for his documentary, “Racing Extinction,” and GoPro Creative Director Bradford Schmidt for his film, “Our Orangutan Brethren,” among others.

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October 07, 2017 at 5pm - 8pm


Pasadena, CA