Building Begins on the Brantas Institute for River Rehabilitation

One year after winning the Goldman Prize in 2011, Prigi Arisandi’s work to protect Indonesia’s rivers is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Lynn Henning on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher

2010 Goldman Prize winner, Lynn Henning was featured on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, April 20th, following the announcement that she won Rock the Earth’s 2012 Planet Defenders Award for the ‘grassroots activist’ category. Willie Nelson took home the award for the ‘artist’ category, while Amory Lovins won the ‘community leader’ vote.

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Prize Recipients Honored in Washington, DC

The Washington, DC Goldman Prize ceremony took place last night at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Every seat in the house was full as Dr. Cristián Samper, the museum's director, welcomed an enthusiastic audience. Local NBC news anchor, Barbara Harrison, hosted the event as she has done for many years.

The festivities continued as Prize winners enjoyed a lunch meeting at the Capitol with 20 members of Congress, including Representative Nancy Pelosi. The Capitol luncheon is a highlight of the Prize tour, where recipients have a chance to share their stories face to face with some of the world's most well-known political leaders. 


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23rd Annual Goldman Prize Ceremony

The 23rd annual Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony took place last night in San Francisco to honor the 2012 Goldman Prize recipients: Ikal Angelei, Ma Jun, Evgenia Chirikova, Fr.

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Announcing the 2012 Recipients

The day is finally here! The Goldman Environmental Foundation is proud to announce the 2012 Goldman Prize recipients. Click the links below to find out more about each recipient.

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Prize Staff Reflects on First Meeting with 2012 Recipients

The Goldman Prize staff and the 2012 Prize winners met for the first time today at a casual welcome lunch to introduce themselves and hear each other’s stories. After months of careful planning, this is always a very special meeting for the Prize staff.

Having so many environmental heroes in the same room is deeply humbling and inspiring.

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Meet the Master of Ceremonies for the 2012 Goldman Prize

The Goldman Prize is pleased to welcome Philippe Cousteau as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2012 Goldman Prize ceremony in San Francisco. The ceremony to honor the 2012 Goldman Prize recipients will take place on Monday, April 16th at the San Francisco Memorial Opera House.

Philippe Cousteau, son of Philippe Cousteau Sr. and grandson of famed explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, comes from a long line of environmentalists.

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Participant Media Launches Social Action Campaign for New Film

Participant Media’s new film, “Last Call at the Oasis,” is set to hit theaters on May 4th, 2012. The film takes an in-depth look at the global water crisis and how people can participate to make a difference. 

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Bulgaria Shuts Down Nuclear Plant Project

After nearly three decades of work, Albena Simeonova is celebrating a landmark victory in her fight to stop the spread of nuclear power in Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borrisov recently announced that the government is abandoning plans for the Belene nuclear power plant project. Citing growing costs and safety concerns, Borrisov stated, "We cannot afford to pay for it, and there is no way we can make future generations pay.”

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