Reuben George and Eugene Kung win 2018 Eugene Rogers Award
VANCOUVER - The Wilderness Committee is awarding the 2018 Eugene Rogers Environmental Award to Reuben George and Eugene Kung at their Annual Open House today.
The pair were chosen for their leadership in the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and tanker project.
“Reuben and Eugene have been invaluable to the movement to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline,” said Co-Executive Director Joe Foy for the Wilderness Committee. “They’ve been at the forefront in the courts, rallies and street protests demanding an end to this dirty pipeline project which threatens our waters, climate and future.”
The Wilderness Committee presents the Eugene Rogers Environmental Award each year to citizens who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to protect the environment and advocate for a better society. The award comes with a $1,000 prize.
George is the project manager of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative and is focused on protecting the Burrard Inlet, traditional Tseil-Waututh territory, from Trans Mountain. George is recognized as one of the best-known voices in media, locally and internationally, in opposition to the proposed pipeline.
Kung is a staff lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law working on tar sands, pipelines and tankers. He is committed to human rights, social justice and environmental justice and has been working to stop the Trans Mountain expansion project with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
George and Kung will receive the award at the Wilderness Committee’s Annual Open House starting at 3 p.m. at 46 East 6th Ave.
For more information, please contact:
Joe Foy | Co-Executive Director
604 880 2580, firstname.lastname@example.org