The Foundationís Sophie Prize is an international award of $100,000 thatís presented annually in the field of environment and sustainable development. The Prize, administered by the Oslo-based Foundation, was established in 1997 by Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder and his wife, Siri Dannevig, to inspire people working toward a sustainable future. Nominations may be submitted by voluntary organizations, independent research institutions, and individuals around the world with knowledge or interest in the environment and/or sustainable development or other closely related topics. Those candidates nominated by themselves, their staff or by honorary officers will not be considered. The Prize is awarded to one or several persons or to an organization. The winner will have created awareness of alternatives to modern-day development and/or initiated such alternatives in a pioneering or particularly inventive manner. Additional information is available on the Web site.
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