April 23, 2012
2010 Goldman Prize winner, Lynn Henning was featured on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, April 20th, following the announcement that she won Rock the Earth’s 2012 Planet Defenders Award for the ‘grassroots activist’ category. Willie Nelson took home the award for the ‘artist’ category, while Amory Lovins won the ‘community leader’ vote.
According to the RTE website, “Since 2006, Rock the Earth has given the annual Planet Defenders Awards to inspirational defenders who uphold the ideals and environmental work and passion that our organization and members believe in.”
Henning was awarded the Goldman Prize for her campaign to hold concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, accountable for polluting the local environment.