OSNABRÜCK, Germany, October 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
German president presented Europe's most lucrative environmental prize today in Osnabrück - DBU confers award
German President Joachim Gauck today commended the new winners of the German Environmental Award of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) for their courage in taking on conflicts to promote their visions and in overcoming obstacles. Gauck: "They persevered. They also took risks. They prevailed against all odds because they believed in their ideas. They weren't deterred. They went their own way." The founder and managing director of the company Hock (Nördlingen), Carmen Hock-Heyl (58), and the chairwoman of the board at Netzkauf Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), Ursula Sladek (67), received the 500,000-euro award - the most lucrative environmental prize in Europe - from his hands in Osnabrück.
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