2012 Goldman Environmental Prize Recipients

AFRICA
Ikal Angelei

Kenya
Risking her life, Ikal Angelei is fighting the construction of the massive Gibe 3 Dam that would block access to water for indigenous communities around Lake Turkana. 

ASIA
Ma Jun

China
Ma Jun is working with corporations to clean up their practices with an online database and digital map that shows Chinese citizens which factories are violating environmental regulations in their country. 

EUROPE
Evgenia Chirikova

Russia
Challenging rampant political corruption, Evgenia Chirikova is mobilizing her fellow Russian citizens to demand the rerouting of a highway that would bisect Khimki Forest, Moscow's "green lungs." 

ISLANDS AND ISLAND NATIONS
Edwin Gariguez

Philippines
A Catholic priest, Father Edwin Gariguez is leading a grassroots movement against a large-scale nickel mine to protect Mindoro Island's biodiversity and its indigenous people.

NORTH AMERICA
Caroline Cannon
USA

Caroline Cannon is bringing the voice and perspective of her Inupiat community in Point Hope to the battle to keep Arctic waters safe from offshore oil and gas drilling.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
Sofia Gatica
Argentina

A mother whose infant died as a result of pesticide poisoning, Sofia Gatica is organizing local women to stop indiscriminate spraying of toxic agrochemicals in neighboring soy fields.

 

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