The victory won last December by the Water Protectors at Standing Rock has proved to be naught but an illusion. President Trump has given the green light for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Army Corps of Engineers (who occupy the fragile plot of land along the Missouri) have assented to Trump's decision. [more]
From March 9-12, 2017 in Freiburg, Germany, the international "Convention of Environmental Laureates" will have its sixth meeting. It will be organized by the EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION. This gathering of laureates of environmentally-oriented foundations has become a coveted opportunity to exchange ideas and make contacts with like-minded activists. [more]
Our friend Oleg Bodrow (NFFA 2010) reflects on his work and his organization, “Green World.” [more]
"The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" (NFFAward Laureate 2002): Recent Global Tensions and Climate Change Developments to be Weighed ! [more]
On January 10, 2017 Alexei Yablokov died; he was 83 years old. In 2002 he received (together with Fran Macy) the Nuclear-Free Future Award in the category "Lifetime Achievement". Yablokov was a member of the Russian Academy of Science and nationwide recognized as the father of Russia's environmental movement. As early as 1950 he founded a youth organisation for the protection of the environment. From 1989 to 1997 he was an advisor for the presidents Michail Gorbachev and Borsi Jelzin. Our obituary "Green Soul of Russia" was written by our laureate and long-time friend Oleg Bodrov. [more]
Two longtime allies must close their offices: “Defenders of the Black Hills,” founded by Charmaine Whiteface in Rapid City, South Dakota, and “Greenworld” (“Zelenyj Mir”), directed by Oleg Bodrov from St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2002, Charmaine Whiteface founded “Defenders of the Black Hills” to defend the long undisturbed and infinitely precious Black Hills region from deforestation, fracking, and uranium mining. The Defenders received the 2007 NFF Award, but must now close their doors after 14 years of service. Charmaine gave these words about the decision: “At the beginning, we were only few. But now there are many Defenders. I am old and tired, and I must now retire.” [more]
„Keep Nukes out of South Africa“ , the T-Shirt inprint, multiplied by hundreds of demonstrators dominated the scene of a march through Johannesburg on November 18, organized by the local NGO Earthlife Africa. The walk was part of the worldwide solidarity events in support of the climate summit COP 22 in Marrakesch. The laureates of the Nuclear-Free Future Award joined their singing and dancing comrades with three banners: Keep Uranium in the Ground. We are not Protestors, we are Protectors. Respect Existence, otherwise Expect Resistance. Four days later the Zuma Administration announced to postpone their plans for russian nukes to 2037. Another good reason for singing and dancing. [more]
The Award ceremony at the Matalpeng Country Estate in Vanderbiilpark south of Johannesburg was a never ending dance. As soon as a prize was handed over, somebody started to sing; as soon as a song was in the air, the room started to move. A youth band, called „Black Diamond Arts Organization“ pumped energy in the hall. [more]
Event (incl. Pictures) [more]
NFFA-Laureate speaks at the World Conference against A and H Bombs [more]
Gordon Edwards ( director of CCNR/Canadian Coalition of Nuclear Responsibility, NFFA laureate 2006) participated in a forum on uranium mining on June 11 in Narsaq, South Greenland. Here is his report: [more]
Statement of Mission
Statement of Mission
The Nuclear Age is no geological era –
it's a creation of humankind.
Since 1998 the Nuclear-Free Future Award has honored and helped facilitate the on-going work of individuals and initiatives struggling to undo this mad juncture of time for the sake of the coming generations. Our central message: leave the uranium in the earth !
Our laureates are heroes and heroines working to pull the plug on nuclear power, or to pound nuclear warheads into plowshares. Many are the visionaries and architects of a future lived in sustainable harmony with the earth, men and women energetically seeding fresh solutions.
The Nuclear Age was begun by humankind –
together we can make it good, see it undone.