The International Yves Rocher Trophée de Femmes was awarded to Marion Hammerl for her contribution to the Living Lakes network honouring her outstanding honorary commitment for the protection of lakes and water on a global basis and through concrete local projects. The environmental foundation of Yves Rocher Cosmetic Manufacturers appreciates this commitment of women, and in 2002, has created the “Trophée de Femmes Prize”, which, meanwhile, is awarded in nine European countries as well as in Russia and Canada.
The Living Lakes Network, which was founded by the Global Nature Fund ten years ago, provides environmental organisations a platform to exchange experiences, set up joint projects and provide mutual assistance. In 2002, Marion Hammerl was elected president of the Global Nature Fund, an international foundation for the environment and coordinator of the network, based at Lake Constance. Currently, the network comprises 45 lakes and wetlands, represented by 55 environmental and conservation organisations worldwide. Marion Hammerl knows all members personally and is very happy about the strong family sense of coherence that has developed meanwhile. She underlines that it is rather simple to set up a network but much more difficult to keep it going and fill it with concrete activities. “It is great to work with so many committed people who share the same aim. The feeling of not being alone but bringing together like-minded people throughout the world is extremely important, particularly if it becomes difficult once again and negative development gains the upper hand”, Marion Hammerl said during the award ceremony.
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