Ocean advocate and swimmer
Lewis Pugh walked away with the top honour at the annual
SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year
The United Nations Patron of the
Oceans won the Nick Steele Memorial Award for
Environmentalist of the Year at the event on Tuesday, 24
October, for his work around raising global awareness
for oceans by campaigning through his swim adventures,
especially in icy waters, around the world.
Earlier this year, he embarked on his #ArcticDecade
Campaign, which hoped to highlight the effects of
climate change on the Arctic by swimming in Norway,
Canada and Russia.
"[I am] deeply honoured to be named SAB Environmentalist
of the Year, in what has been an extraordinary year,"
said Pugh in a tweet.
"The media shine a light on the voiceless. The media
shine a light in dark corners. The media is the most
important thing in any environmental campaign, and you
have been incredibly generous to me in the past three
years where I've been able to tell my story. I want to
thank you very very much."
The awards, in its 29th year since it was started by the
late conservationist Dr Ian Player, not only honour
environmentalists but also members of the media who have
done excellent reporting on environmental issues through
video, audio, photography and written work. ¡V Source: