Sir David Attenborough, dedicated naturalist, was granted a lifetime achievement award in the Observer’s ethical awards competition. Attenborough has broadcasted programs for BBC on animals and nature for more than 50 years. He has also written and/or presented several environmental documentaries.
The Guardian reported that Colin Firth, one of this year’s judges, presented Sir Attenborough with the award. The awards were launched in 2006. Al Gore was honored in 2007 for campaigner of the year.
This year's panel of judges comprised several British sustainability experts and renowned environmental and social justice enthusiasts. Several other awards were granted to British citizens and groups, including Naturepaint, which won the Big Idea award. Naturepaint is made from natural and sustainable materials, free of harmful chemicals and fumes. It comes as a powder that can be mixed with tap water.