Nuclear-Free Future Award

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Since 1998 the Nuclear-Free Future Award (NFFA) is an award given to anti-nuclear activists, organizations and communities. The award has honored and helped facilitate the ongoing work of individuals and initiatives struggling to undo this juncture of time for the sake of the coming generations. The central message is: leave the uranium in the earth ![1] The award is intended to promote the opposition to uranium mining, nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

The NFFA is a project of the Franz Moll Foundation for the Coming Generations and gives out awards in three categories: Resistance ($10,000 prize), Education ($10,000 prize) and Solutions ($10,000 prize). Additional optional categories are Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition (contemporary work of art). The award ceremonies take place all around the world.

The NFFA is financed by donations, charity events, and benefit auctions.


The Nuclear-Free Future Award Laureates:[2]

2012: Heiden, Germany

  • Katsumi Furitsu
  • Susan Boos
  • Gabriela Tsukamoto
  • Yves Marignac
  • Sebastian Pfugbeil

2011: Berlin, Germany

2010: New York, USA

2008: Munich, Germany

2007: Salzburg, Austria

2006: Window Rock, USA

  • Opposition: Sun Xiaodi, China (for his courage in reporting dangers associated with Chinese uranium production)[5]
  • Education: Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canada (for his ongoing commitment to educate the Canadian public about the dangers of uranium mining)[5]
  • Solutions: Wolfgang Scheffler and Heike Hoedt, Germany (for demonstrating solar cookers as an energy alternative for communities in southern countries)[5]
  • Lifetime Achievement: Ed Grothus, USA (for devoting his life as a former weapons designer to be a loud voice of peace within the pro-nuclear community of Los Alamos, NM)[5]

2005: Oslo, Norway

2004: Jaipur, India

  • Opposition: JOAR, indigenous Indian farmers (which has sought to defend the health of the tribal peoples who live near the state-operated Jaduguda uranium mine in Bihar)[6]
  • Education: Asaf Durakovic, American nuclear medic (who founded the Uranium Medical Research Center, an independent non-profit institute which studies the effects of uranium contamination)[6]
  • Solutions: Jonathan Schell, American journalist, author and peace activist[7]
  • Lifetime Achievement: Hildegard Breiner, Austria (the "grand dame" of the Austrian grassroots environmental movement, who protested against the Zwentendorf nuclear facility)[6]
  • Special Recognition: the IndianCity Montessori School in Lucknow, India (the world's largest private school, which has a mission to create a nuclear-free future)[6]

2003: Munich, Germany

2002: St. Petersburg, Russia[8]

2001: Carnsore Point, Ireland

2000: Berlin, Germany

1999: Los Alamos, USA

1998 Salzburg, Austria

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