On April 11, 2011, more than 3,200 people gathered at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House to honor the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize recipients. Below are clips from the ceremony, including a keynote address by John Goldman and acceptance speeches from each recipient.
Hilton Kelley is an environmental justic leader at the forefront of the fight to protect communities from harmful industrial pollution on the Texas Gulf Coast. Learn about how he's making a difference in his community of Port Arthur, Texas in the Q&A below.
Raoul du Toit won the Goldman Prize for his courageous work in coordinating conservation initiatives that have helped to develop and maintain the largest remaining black rhino populations in Zimbabwe. We sat down with him to learn more about his work.
Just in time to help us celebrate the next group of amazing Goldman Environmental Prize recipients on Monday, KQED TV will air Global Focus VII - The New Environmentalists this Sunday, April 10 at 5pm. In the coming weeks, both KQED (Bay Area) and KTEH (San Jose) will continue to air the program.
Be sure to tune in to see longer, more in-depth profiles of the 2010 Goldman Prize recipients. The program travels to Swaziland, Cambodia, Poland, Cuba, Michigan and Costa Rica.
The Prize staff has been working for months to bring the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize recipients to San Francisco. They have finally arrived! We are so excited to share their inspiring stories with you on Monday, April 11. Join our email list or like us on Facebook to be the first to hear the good news.