The winners of this year's Goldman Prize awards have been announced. The include a Mexican indigenous leader fighting to preserve ancient forests, a Kazakh biologist fighting the importation of nuclear waste into her country and Haitian agronomist Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, who is working to spread sustainable agricultural practices in that hard-hit country. (You can also read some interviews with the winners here.)
These people are very inspiring!
I guess that it shows that, up to a certain point, our time is better spent on the big issues; it is better to spend an hour working at organizing a local environmental group, giving talks in schools or talking to the media about important issues than an hour obsessing over recycling 5 more coke cans and composting cat hair.