Goldman Environmental Prize Awards $150,000 to Six Heroes of the Environment
2012 recipients come from Argentina, China, Kenya, Philippines, Russia and USAThe Prize recognizes achievements in forest protection, desert lake conservation, nickel mining opposition, pesticide regulation and fighting oil development in Arctic waters
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2012 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize, a group of fearless emerging leaders working against all odds to protect the environment and their communities.
The Goldman Environmental Prize, now in its 23rd year, is awarded annually to grassroots environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions and is the largest award for grassroots activism with an individual cash prize of $150,000. The winners will be awarded the Prize at an invitation-only ceremony on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the San Francisco Opera House. A smaller ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. will follow on Wednesday, April 18.
This year’s winners are:
IKAL ANGELEI, Kenya
MA JUN, China
EVGENIA CHIRIKOVA, Russia
EDWIN GARIGUEZ, Philippines
CAROLINE CANNON, USA
SOFIA GATICA, Argentina
About the Goldman Environmental Prize
The Goldman Environmental Prize was established in 1989 by late San Francisco civic leaders and philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman. Prize winners are selected by an international jury from confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide network of environmental organizations and individuals.
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About the Prize