February 13, 2014
Since winning the Goldman Prize in 2010 for her work to expose the egregious polluting practices of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in rural Michigan, Lynn Henning has been busy expanding her campaign and reaching new audiences.
She appeared on HBO’s hit show Real Time with Bill Maher and has been featured in O Magazine, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, and many more. Today, she is working for the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP), where she hopes to expand her work to curb CAFO pollution in Michigan to the national scale.
“My workload exploded after winning the Goldman Prize,” Henning said, “The awareness for the CAFO issue has blown the barn doors wide open. There is a movement across the country to know where you food comes from, buying locally, eating CLEAN FOOD, and eliminating the environmental damage that CAFOs do to the surrounding communities.”
At SRAP, Henning will be taking on new projects that put her in touch with communities across the US being impacted by CAFO pollution. “My primary region of focus will be the upper-Midwest, but I will also be teaming up with other experts in their regions to provide my specific expertise in the cases they are working on. In addition to providing assistance in water monitoring and CAFO site environmental impact evaluations, I will be helping communities organize and raise public awareness about the impacts they are experiencing, as well as assisting them with communicating their concerns to public officials and lawmakers.”
Congratulations and best of luck in your new position Lynn, we know you’ll do great things!