The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is a man who won a $217 million lottery jackpot in France and has given away much of his win to charity.
After winning the second largest-ever amount on France’s EuroMillions, the man, a retiree living in the south of France who has remained anonymous but has been given the nickname of “Guy,” has donated most of the sum to set up a charitable foundation promoting global environmental protection. The foundation he created, called Anyama, is named after an Ivory Coast city, for the purpose of protecting the planet.
He said he never had an interest in acquiring “boats, castles, or sports cars.” The donor was influenced by his experience living in Ivory Coast, where he frequently witnessed a “ballet of trucks” hauling off heaps of lumber from forests. “Giving,” said Guy, “transforms indignation into concrete and useful action.” He added, “Above all, it is the expression of a conviction that I want to share with as many people as possible.”
So congratulations to “Guy,” who put his money where his mouth is when it comes to taking concrete action in the fight to combat climate change.
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What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?