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German Environmental Prize Message: Do not Burden the Earth's Ecological Systems to the Breaking Point

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BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, October 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

DBU honors Oswald entrepreneurial family and conservationists Sielmann, Frobel and Weiger - German President presents prize - posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award goes to de Brum

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The German Environmental Prize has been awarded for the twenty-fifth consecutive year by the German Federal Environmental Foundation(Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU). Today in Braunschweig, German PresidentFrank-Walter Steinmeierand the DBU Board Chairpersonand Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Environmental Ministry, Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, presented to the entrepreneurs Bernhard (87) and Johannes Oswald (57, of Miltenberg) and to the conservationists Inge Sielmann (87, of Munich), Dr. Kai Frobel (58, of Nürnberg) and Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger (70, of Fürth) the largest independent environmental prize in Europe, which is endowed with € 500,000. With this award, the DBUemphasizes the great significance ofprotecting the climate and nature,and of sustainability-based business management for a viable future way of life which does not overburden the Earth's ecological systems. The Oswaldsreceive € 245,000, as doSielmann, Frobel and Weiger collectively.The DBU's Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award, endowed with€ 10,000, was awarded posthumously to the former Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum.

Contact PersonFranz-Georg Elpers - Press Officer -Kerstin HeemannJana NitschJulie Milch Contact DBU An der Bornau 2 49090 Osnabrück Tel.: 0541|9633-521 Telefax: 0541|9633-198presse@dbu.de http://www.dbu.de

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