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Ethan Shaffer Wins David Brower Award

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Sagle resident Ethan Shaffer, age 21, was recently announced as one of six national winners in the David Brower Youth Award's, the nation's most prestigious recognition of environmental activists in the 13-22 age group. The awardees are chosen based on their work on behalf of communities and the environment which epitomizes the principles of conservation, preservation and restoration.
Schaffer's received the award for his work as the creator of Organic Volunteers (www.OrganicVolunteers.com), a national outreach and education program for sustainability and organic food systems. Shaffer, who survived lymphoma cancer at the age of 15, was revitalized by working on an organic farm in New Zealand. There are currently more than 2000 members in Organic Volunteers, in over 41 states.
In addition to a $3000 cash prize, Shaffer will be honored, along with the other five winners, at a ceremony in Berkeley, Calif., birthplace and home of the late David Brower, on Sept. 26.

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