2008 Goldman Prize winner Feliciano Dos Santos recently visited Washington, DC, where he had the opportunity to attend training workshops organized by Democracy Partners, a nonprofit that trains progressive leaders on effective political messaging, advocacy and organizing techniques.
The Romanian Parliament is expected to vote this month on a draft bill passed in August that would allow Gabriel Resources, a Canadian mining giant, to begin large scale mining operations in Rosia Montana, an ancient farming village and cultural treasure.
2011 Goldman Prize recipient Raoul du Toit recently attended the 2013 Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Francisco. While he was in town, du Toit stopped by the Goldman Prize office to visit and update us on his work.
Congratulations to the 14th Annual Brower Youth Award winners: Jonathan Ferrer, Alex Freid, Arielle Klagsbrun, Cassandra Lin, Chloe Maxmin and Amira Odeh.
The award ceremony took place on October 22, 2013, at the Norse Theater in San Francisco. Goldman Prize staff members Lani Alo and Liz Means had the pleasure of attending the energizing and inspiring ceremony.
2013 Goldman Prize winner Azzam Alwash and his team at the Nature Iraq recently marked the conclusion of the Tigris River Flotilla, a month long event to celebrate the river, raise environmental awareness among riverside communities, and study the river's current hydrological condition.
In January 2013, government officials from around the world agreed on the text of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Last week, the convention was presented for adoption and opened for signature at the Diplomatic Conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, in Kumamoto, Japan.
In the early 1990s, as the civil war and famine broke out in Somalia, Fatima Jibrell was compelled to do something about what was happening to her land and her people. She founded the Horn of Africa Relief and Development Organization (now known as Adeso), and over the next decade, she focused on helping Somalia’s pastoralists, who traditionally relied on grazing their livestock in the country’s sparsely populated rangelands and deserts. These lands were falling victim to rampant deforestation driven by unrestricted charcoal trade.
Goldman Prize staff member Ryan Mack recently returned from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he spent several days at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference.
The five day conference seeks to improve the quality and accuracy of environmental reporting by fostering collaboration among journalists, government officials and industry experts.
Pedro Arrojo-Argudo was awarded the Goldman Prize in 2003 for his water conservation work in Spain. Today, Arrojo continues to advocate for sustainable water management policies that do not rely on damming and diverting, but instead are based on conservation, recycling and smarter agricultural choices.