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21 May 2018

AN UPDATE FROM TWO-TIME ST ANDREWS PRIZE WINNER

AN UPDATE FROM TWO-TIME ST ANDREWS PRIZE WINNER

Two-time Winner, Ian Thorpe has taken home the top prize for two outstanding innovations – The Elephant Pump in 2005, and the Elephant Toilet in 2008. Presenting both times on behalf of Pump Aid, the charity helps rural communities in Africa gain access to clean water and appropriate sanitation.

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14 May 2018

AN UPDATE FROM LITER OF LIGHT - 2016 WINNER

AN UPDATE FROM LITER OF LIGHT - 2016 WINNER

2 years ago, a young man named Vitor Belota Gomes was waiting in a lobby when, out of seemingly nowhere, he began to celebrate. Vitor had just received a very important email to say that Liter of Light Brazil, of which he was President, had just been shortlisted for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2016.

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23 April 2018

An update from 2017 Winner Plantwise

An update from 2017 Winner Plantwise

Even after being named as a finalist for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2017, Dr Washington Otieno from Plantwise was still surprised to be announced as the eventual winner of the Prize.

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22 January 2018

An update from The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation - Jan 2018

An update from The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation - Jan 2018

We heard from Christope at the beginning of 2017 where he shared how the Moyen Bafing Project was progressing. One year on, we’re delighted to receive another update on this amazing project, and how the St Andrews Prize for the Environment has helped WCF in reaching their goals.

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28 October 2016

An update from 2016 Winner Liter of Light

An update from 2016 Winner Liter of Light

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2016 saw a high calibre of innovative environmental projects from across the globe. Finalist, LITER OF LIGHT Brazil, wowed the judges with their project, and walked away with the 2016 Prize as a result.

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21 October 2016

An update from 2016 Finalists the Mamiraua Institute

An update from 2016 Finalists the Mamiraua Institute

The deadline for submissions for this year’s St Andrews Prize for the Environment is drawing ever closer. We have received a phenomenal response so far, but there is still time to submit your entry for this year. Previous finalists have seen huge success arise out of being shortlisted for the Prize, one in particular being 2016 finalist, the Mamirauá Institute.

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14 October 2016

An update from 2014 Winner Blue Ventures

An update from 2014 Winner Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures has had an exciting journey since winning the St Andrews Prize back in 2014. Not only has the Prize money greatly assisted Blue Ventures in their work, the Prize also provided a valuable step to other opportunities. 

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