What is the LUSH Spring Prize?
The LUSH Spring Prize was set up to support ‘regenerative’ projects – those which go beyond sustainability by taking holistic approaches to restoring degraded land and communities. It seeks to support those who are actively involved in restoring all the systems they are part of.
By supporting regenerative projects the Spring Prize hopes to raise the profile of the movement as a whole to inspire more individuals, groups and communities to start the regenerative process.
Now in its third year, the LUSH Spring Prize has awarded more than £600,000 to regenerative work and is a joint venture between LUSH Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer.
Winning projects come from Southern and Eastern Africa, South America and Europe and work in a diverse range of fields including landscape restoration, food and farming, climate change mitigation and adaptation, protecting indigenous rights, empowering women and other marginalised groups.
While projects may have different focuses they all take holistic and regenerative approaches to solving the challenges they face, with many being led by members of the communities they are working in.
The 11 winners of the LUSH Spring Prize 2019 are:
|Intentional||Apthapi Comunidades del Vivir Bien||Bolivia|
|Intentional||Laboratorio Sicilia 2030||Italy|
|Young||Sfruttazero (Diritti a Sud)||Italy|
|Established||INSO (Instituto de la Naturaleza y la Sociadad de Oaxaca)||Mexico|
|Influence||ECOLISE||France & Europe|
|Influence||ZIMSOFF (Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum)||Zimbabwe|