|Winners of the Global Public Award given on December 14th 2009 in Copenhagen: Andreia Fanzeres and Cristiane Prizibisczki for “The Route of Smoke”. Photo courtesy: Earth Journalism Awards web site.|
And the winner of the Global Public Award is…"The Route of Smoke," a multimedia report put together by two Brazilian journalists, Andreia Fanzeres and Cristiane Prizibisczki. They tell the story of how customary farming practices—such as setting fire to land before planting—that contribute to the country's emissions are clashing with new methods for responsible agriculture. This entry also won the Latin America regional award.
Here is a short excerpt (you can read the complete report on the EJA website or check out the original multimedia):
The Route of Smoke, Photo courtesy: Earth Journalism Awards web site.
Another interesting award under the EJA umbrella is the MTV Positive Change Award, which went to “Trash is Cash”, a song performed by Wafalme (a group of 16 young Kenyans), and written by Lilian Tende. The song shows how climate change affects people’s lives in Kenya. “This my solution…trash is cash,” they sing, in a video shot in a grim urban setting.
For a full list of winning entries, visit http://awards.earthjournalism.org.