“We need to become global citizens who act in favour of the human race, without partisanship or religious considerations.”
Hildegard Hage is protecting the flora of the Moroccan Desert. She is teaching the nomads how to use solar cookers instead of traditional cooking fires, which burn wood and shrubs and are contributing to the disappearance of the desert flora. The main objective of the project is to protect nature in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where resources, i.e. trees, are limited.
1996: Joins the association
2005: Women of the Earth Award
With her project, Ms. Hage is helping to prevent the desert from turning into a steppe. However, there’s more to be done, as long as there are people who will keep their eyes and ears open to opportunities for protect nature and humanity.
-All together, Ms. Hage has successfully installed 28 solar cookers in the homes of nomadic families living in the Anti-Atlas mountain chain that extends over 1,000 km from Agadir to Merzouga, not far from the Algerian border.
-The first cooker was transported approximately 54 km into the Atlas Mountains, on the Tafraout side.- The project has been in operation for 10 years.
- Women of the Earth Award: 3,000 euros