Prize Winner 2003

Luonto-Liittory, Finland

Luonto-Liitto ry (Youth Organisation for the Protection of Nature and the Environment) is Finland's only nature and environmental organisation for children and young people.

Luonto-Liitto ry is the largest and oldest Nordic environmental organisation for children and young people. For 60 years it has helped to influence children and young people to become conscious of the environment.

Through extensive co-operation with schools and through arranging courses and seminars, the organisation has played a role in the upbringing of several generations of Finns.

Attention was drawn to the organisation's international commitment, especially its co-operation with the Baltic States and Russia.