Forty-six-year-old Marti Boada of Barcelona, Spain has been involved in environmental education initiatives for more than two decades.
He established Spain's first school of natural history, which he directed for 12 years, and has founded eight non-governmental organizations: the Committee for the Protection of the Mountains of Montseny; the League for the Defense of the Natural Heritage; the Group for the Study and Documentation of Montseny-Montnegre; the Group for the Defense of the Emporda Wetlands; the Catalan Society for Environmental Education; the Valles Centre for Studies of Mediterranean Ecosystems; the Group for the Defense of the River Ter; and the Catalan Society of the History of Science and Technology. He is a member of several other environmental institutions including the Institute of Andorran Studies Catalan where he heads the environmental section and the Institute of Natural History of which he is a committee member.
Boada's written work is extensive with more than 30 books concerning mankind and the environment, 22 textbooks for students and teachers and more than 150 articles. He has also produced posters, videos and exhibitions to raise environmental awareness.