Suryo Wardhoyo Prawiroatmodjo

1990 Laureate, Environment
Indonesia, (1956-2013)

suryowp@sby.dnet.net.id

Project Goal

Establish Indonesia's first environmental education centre and pioneer an innovative model for this field

Location: Indonesia

"I want to give confidence to the villagers, tell them that what they’ve been doing is a treasure from our ancestors."

Conservationist Suryo Prawiroatmodjo, who died on 8 May, long believed that in order to protect our natural environment, people’s attitudes towards it must be radically changed. Winner of a Rolex Award for Enterprise in 1990, he brought about profound changes to attitudes in and beyond his native Indonesia. In recent years a struggle with illness made him even more determined to persuade people to save this threatened planet.

1997

year in which an environmental education centre for Bali opened in Sanur

110+

members in the Environmental Educators Network of Indonesia

125

number of recipes Suryo gathered into a cookbook for solar cookers

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