Nominate Your Green Prophet Eco Hero for 2011

middle-east-north-africa-environment-hero-2011Green Prophet launches the Green Prophet Eco Hero 11 Award for 2011. Who are your eco-heros for the Middle East and North Africa region?

With so much green, inspiring energy in the Middle East North Africa region, we decided to give local green prophets a little pat on the back. At the end of the year, Green Prophet will announce its first list of environmental activists from the Middle East and North Africa region. Top winners will win a small personal cash prize of $200, $100 and $50. All winners will be profiled on Green Prophet, giving credit and credence to their work. Do you know someone who is fighting to save sharks from fin soup, someone fighting for dead seas or lakes, or who is creating new water technologies that could change the water-parched region? If so, let us know about them! Read on for how you can nominate your eco-hero.

Who would you like to see honoured on our list? The region is full of eco-warriors but who do you think has gone the extra green mile this year? They don’t have to be any hugely famous, it could be your green fingered neighbour, but they do have to be from the Middle East and North Africa region.

Here are some ideas of what we are looking for:

Despite huge political upheavals due to the Arab Spring, campaigners have still found time to take action on climate change this year. They have rallied to save salt lake Orumieh in Iran (at great personal risk too) and demanded better public transport in Egypt and Lebanon. They have campaigned to stop nuclear power in Jordan and in Israel, the Save Adullum campaigners have been working hard to stop developers from digging up their neighbourhood for oil shale. Solar power has helped a Turkish village go of the grid and was also embraced by an Abu Dhabi prince who installed photovoltaic at the local crown court.

But, who has impressed you the most this year? Is there a fantastic green campaigner working tirelessly in your city? Or maybe a recycling maverick on your street? Give them the recognition and reward they deserve by nominating them!

You can either leave a comment below this post or via the form, or email me directly at arwa[AT] with your nominations.

We don’t need to see resumes, but please gives us a few details about the person you’re nominating if they aren’t as well known as they should be. We repeat, fill in the form above, send us an email including the info below, or send your nomination in the comments. And don’t be shy to nominate yourself! We need:

Full name
Field of work or organization
Why you have nominated this person
Contacts (for prize)

Deadline is November 25 for submissions and the top 11  will be announced in mid-December after our editorial staff and outside panel reviews the nominations.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

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2 thoughts on “Nominate Your Green Prophet Eco Hero for 2011”

  1. Muhammad Shabbir says:

    Observation & Obligations is not against But the ??? Solar & Wind Energy Resources for the Entire World one of the good future Energy Solution in the way of long run limitations / expansions may be??

    Dear Sir,

    Subject matter need to be consult for the Debates in the future Energy
    Events / Forums / Exhibitions / Seminars / Conferences for solving our
    Entire World Energy Crisis and its solutions like Hydroelectric Energy
    is the one of them for all over the entire World communities energy
    requirements, which will be most unique situation for the research and
    developments on future thinking and its Solutions. Because both Energy
    Resources if in the way of limitation expansions then this will be OK
    and fine otherwise they must be disturb the life cycle of whole World
    like Seasonal and Weather system of Rain falls, On the other hand
    impacts create on Eco System, Environmental issues like new facts and
    figures for Human life. Because due to the current scenario of our
    Global condition seems to be causing problems & harmful for the next
    Cumming future time frame. If we consider as fallowing Points
    positively then may be solve the subject matter easily as soon.

    Reservations / Obligations for the Wind Energy Sector.

    1. First of all we see that wind energy sector spreading rapidly in
    every country as a renewable energy Sector a good sign but when wind
    fans working to produce energy also disperse the route of proper air
    direction which will be the causing problem of environmental issue
    like seasonal weather effects for rains and hydro energy sector
    projects water storages capacities decrease / Less Levels?

    2. Grounds, Hills, Sea, Oceans, everywhere wind forms create energy
    from environmental air travelling paths, and send it to the required
    portion of power sector uses. But due to the above mention
    observations come into the way of this source of energy sector?

    3. If we use air / wind for only the utilization for one object as
    described, then our Global Earth Planet will be disturb and life cycle
    will be change.

    Reservations / Obligations for the Solar Energy Sector.

    1. Solar Energy Sector also spreading / Growing / Rapidly on houses,
    big buildings, Solar parks, Solar forms same as we study in wind
    energy sector, Sun heat reach directly towards Solar Panels and after
    storing the heat delivered energy to require places for utilizations
    of entire world need as we know Globalization and its developments so
    fast in every where as we discuss in above wind subject accordingly.

    2. The portion of Panels in all over the entire world if we see to its
    below / under side areas, there is no heating and lighting approaches
    so that due to this impact create same as already discuss in wind
    energy sector but here is some different case of scenario taking place
    because upper side of Solar Panel observe the heat and light but lower
    area of Land surface doesn’t do so and heat and light is not reaching
    there properly, causing problems for environment in shape of seasonal
    and life cycle changes in human being.

    3. Same as in the nature of Engineering / Medical / Eco system / will
    be effect due to the above situation as well as environmental issues
    we all knows better ways for positive polices and its implementations.

    We are not +/ – thinking against the both Wind and Solar energy
    system are good resources of our energy Sector all over the world
    production departments, same as other lot of energy making areas Gas,
    Coal, Tidal, Bio, Thermal , Oil, etc.

    At the end of the subject discussion if we see the hydroelectric
    energy Sector is the useful way for all over Global energy resources
    only if some modifications / alterations made in Penstock Civil Design
    Geometry in the Vertical smooth transition type Section come from
    intake to turbine travelling path in shape of box culvert type to
    enhance capabilities of its generation capacities of Dams, Reservoirs,
    Rivers, Flowing Water areas, Canalize water sources by canals &
    Tunnels which are already produce lot of energy for entire world
    communities and its requirements . Details will be consultable with me
    on expertise forms.

    Once again need to be identifying only for the considering of
    important issues for resolving in our future coming energy events ,
    Seminars, Conferences, gathering of think tanks debates and
    consultations to find out solutions for the Global energy crisis which
    will be come out in next future.


    Hoping for the positive response soon.

  2. Muhammad Shabbir says:

    Planet of Earth Energy & Water Crisis. + One more optional idea for our future thinking.

    Dear Sir,

    The Subject matter is all over the World facing Energy & Water
    problems, So I am trying to Explain an idea for Old & New Dams /
    Reservoirs Hydro electric projects Civil Design Geometry Can be
    modifying in Architectural Transition to increase our energy
    potential. Because we are Losing heavy quantum of already storage
    water in our Big Dams and its relevant projects to generate Hydro
    Electric old technology, Now it must be need to convert into new
    theory of Scientific Technology as per utilizing in the way of
    experiment with foreign expertise at any Hydro electric base Model of
    concern Department or forum to finalize the following unique and
    entire world Global developing idea for its further implementations in
    the current ongoing and next coming future Hydroelectric & Water
    projects as soon as possible.


    with best regards.

    Please Debates in future Energy Events / Forums / Exhibitions /
    Seminars / Conferences about subject idea for solving our entire World
    Energy Crisis as soon as possible.

    One more Optional idea for our future thinking.

    it is simple to start a intake water Chanel and drop to a low bed area
    to generate Hydroelectric Energy + other after-all we can utilize Sea
    or Ocean to canalize for entire world energy and agricultural
    requirements / necessaries because think tanks can be made easily
    Handel the subject matter.

    I hope think so.

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