Prize-Winners as Pioneers of Sustainable Management: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker and Holger Zinke

    DBU's German Environmental Award Goes to the Dean of the Bren School of
    Environmental Science & Management (USA), and the Founder of BRAIN AG

    OSNABRUCK, GERMANY, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - 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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