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Maude Barlow to receive the ‘2009 Planet in Focus International Eco Hero Award’

Maude Barlow will receive the ‘2009 Planet in Focus International Eco Hero Award’ at the Opening Night Gala of the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival in Toronto this evening.

The Planet In Focus website states, “This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made a lasting contribution to environmental awareness, action and change on the international stage.”

They highlight that, “Maude Barlow is a visionary and inspiration to environmental activists the world over. Undaunted in the face of opposition, she has gained the ear of the powerful while empowering the powerless. Through her tireless efforts over four decades taking action on behalf of women, against free trade and now, water rights, she has become a true Eco Hero advocating on behalf of the planet, for all.”

Congratulations Maude!

More at http://www.planetinfocus.org/festival/film-jury-awards/eco-hero-awards.