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.
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.
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.
A recent blog entry by the Huffington Post, entitled “Texans Say No to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline,” features Hilton Kelley and Port Arthur, Texas. Home to some of the largest oil refineries in the world, Port Arthur is set to receive nearly 800,000 barrels of tar sands crude oil daily from the Keystone Pipeline, once it is operable.
The film “American Meat,” by Michigan native Graham Meriwether, makes its debut this weekend in Ann Arbor, where the sustainable food movement is gaining traction. Lynn Henning, a fellow Michiganite and 2010 Prize winner, will be participating in a panel discussion immediately following the screening to discuss issues raised in the film.
A federal district court in Washington state has found a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) in violation of the Clean Water Act and is forcing it to implement stricter pollution monitoring programs.
A mysterious illness in LeRoy, New York is making national headlines. Teenagers from LeRoy High School are showing symptoms of a neurological disorder, similar to Tourette’s Syndrome. Doctors who have treated the teenagers have diagnosed the illness as a psychological disorder, but many people are not satisfied with that answer, including environmental activists Lois Gibbs and Erin Brockovich.
Maria Gunnoe’s fight to end mountain top removal coal mining began in 2000, when a huge mining project got started on the ridge behind her home in Boone County, West Virginia. She was awarded the Goldman Prize in 2009, but her campaign to protect her home and community from the coal industry continue to this day.