Calvin Sandborn wins 2017 Svitlana Kravchenko Environmental Rights Award

Calvin Sandborn

Calvin Sandborn, Legal Director of UVic’s Environmental Law Centre, was awarded the 2017 Svitlana Kravchenko Environmental Rights Award at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (March 2-5) in Eugene Oregon.  Here is an excerpt from the institution’s description of the award:

“The award winner is chosen from those who carry on in Svitlana's spirit: having exquisite qualities of both head and heart; mixing academic rigor with spirited activism; and speaking truth to power, while exhibiting kindness toward all.  Also in that spirit, the award winner inspires young adults to reach for the stars, while keeping their feet firmly planted in the Earth they want to protect, as Svitlana did.  The award goes to a person who makes broad impacts in the law while working to support local communities. The award winner insists that environmental rights and human rights are indivisible, as did Svitlana Kravchenko, a daughter of Ukraine who became a citizen of America and the entire world.”

You can see a video of Calvin’s acceptance speech here:

Congratulations Calvin!