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lisa shapiro 1964 - 2015The Lisa Shapiro Awards acknowledges the quiet superheroes of the Global Animal Advocacy Movement: people who work humbly behind the scenes, creating a world where animals do not have to suffer at the hands of humans.

On World Vegetarian Day, October 1, 2017, The Pollination Project will give no-strings-attached awards of $2500 each to five animal activists, selected by a diverse team of their peers.

It is our way to acknowledge and uplift the love, commitment and hard work being done on behalf of animals, every day, in every corner of the world. Winners will also receive a “tithe”- a $250 donation made in their honor to any animal charity of their choice, plus a virtual celebration of their work.

The Awards are named in memory of Lisa Shapiro, an Unsung Hero for animals who passed away in June 2015 at the age of 50. Lisa’s legacy includes organizing hundreds of vegan events in her community and beyond, building and promoting vegan lifestyle brands, and inspiring and mentoring hundreds of new vegans over her decades of activism.

Get more inspiration from Lisa here.

Winners Receive

  • Love and appreciation from all over the world!
  • A $2500 no-strings attached gift to be used however they wish.
  • Promotion of their work across many media channels.
  • A $250 donation in their honor to the animal rights or vegan charity of their choice.

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