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2011 Champions of the Earth list includes @AngeliqueKidjo & @FelipeCalderon. Find out more:

UN Announces Winners of Flagship Environment Award New York / Nairobi, 10 May 2011 - Mexican President Felipe Calderon, global music legend Angélique Kidjo and adventurer Louis Palmer are among the five winners of the 2011 Champions of the Earth awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Tuesday. They received their awards at a ceremony hosted by UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Gisele Bündchen, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, along with fellow laureates green entrepreneur Zhang Yue and scientist and campaigner Dr. Olga Speranskaya. From using green technology to cut air pollution in China, to tackling the impact of toxic chemicals in Eastern Europe or crossing the globe to fly the flag for solar power, this year's award winners are environmental champions whose daily work, leadership and advocacy represent green innovation in acti...

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