Dr.-Ing. E. H. Fritz Brickwedde, former DBU secretary general, was awarded with the national award “sächsischer Verdienstorden“ in early June. Minister Michael Kretschmer paid tribute to Brickwedde´s special connection to Saxony and his dedication in environment protection in East Germany. “Brickwedde wanted to help there by eliminating of damage from German Democratic Republic (GDR) times and establishing a high level of environmental protection”, said Kretschmer.
The incumbent DBU-secretary general Alexander Bonde congratulated Brickwedde on his price. “He shaped the DBU and helped to create a responsible company out of an idea. Nowadays, the DBU occupies a leading position in the funding of environmental technology, research and education in Germany." Bonde also said that the development in East Germany was always a personal matter of the heart for Brickwedde.
DBU press release (in German): here