Award Winning Partners

 Ritwick Dutta, India

Ritwick Dutta, India

Ritwick Dutta received a “Greenies” eco award from NDTVToyota in recognition of his environmental leadership and skill finding innovative solutions to environmental challenges. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presented a cash prize and Greenies trophy and said: “These awards are recognition of the environmental consciousness shown by individuals, institutions, organizations and businesses. I want to congratulate all the award winners which include legendary figures who are working with deep commitment to follow green ethics.” ELAW has collaborated with Ritwick since 2003.

 Calvin Sandborn, Canada

Calvin Sandborn, Canada

The Victoria City Council awarded Calvin Sandborn “Honorary Citizen” in recognition of his contributions, with the University of Victoria Environmental Law Clinic, to Victoria and the Capital Region. The Mayor of Victoria presented the award on December 16, 2010, citing the Clinic’s role in protecting 2,350 hectares of ocean front, canyon and forests near Victoria; reforming regional storm water management; advocacy on numerous other environmental issues; and its mission of training Canada’s next generation of public interest lawyers. Calvin is ELC’s Legal Director. ELAW has collaborated with Calvin since 2007.

 Wang Canfa, China

Wang Canfa, China

China Central Television awarded Wang Canfa “Hero of the Rule of Law,” recognizing his work over the last ten years. This work includes drafting China’s Clean Water Act and China’s Prevention and Control of Water Pollution Law. Canfa is Director of the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV) and a law professor at China University of Political Science and Law. CLAPV provides free legal consultation and has helped more than 100 environmental pollution victims bring their cases to court. ELAW has collaborated with Canfa since 2007.

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Winter 2011 Advocate