Norway to the future
Monday, March 29, 2004
The Sophie Prize to Wangari Maathai
Seems the prize-award season is on here in Norway. Here is another which fits the Norwegian image quite well, The Sophie Prize, this year awarded to Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai for planting 30 million trees through her Green Belt Movement. The prize money is $100K, which should be enough for some more trees, I guess. The prize is named after the main character in the most successful book about philosophy ever published in Norway, Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder.
In related news, our progressive neighbours allow therapeutic cloning while banning human cloning (in swedish). Thanks again, Sweden! I hope we will follow in your path soon...
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