Goldman Environmental Prize Awards $150,000 to Six Heroes of the Environment
2013 recipients come from Colombia, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, South Africa and USAThe Prize recognizes achievements in marshland restoration, solid waste management; fighting fracking, marble mining, and coal plant emissions
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize, a group of fearless leaders working against all odds to protect the environment and their communities.
The Goldman Environmental Prize, now in its 24th year, is awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions. With an individual cash prize of $150,000, it is the largest award for grassroots environmental activism. The winners will be awarded the Prize at an invitation-only ceremony on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5 p.m. at the San Francisco Opera House. A smaller ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. will follow on Wednesday, April 17.
This year’s winners are:
JONATHAN DEAL, South Africa
AZZAM ALWASH, Iraq
ROSSANO ERCOLINI, Italy
ALETA BAUN, Indonesia
KIMBERLY WASSERMAN, USA
NOHRA PADILLA, Colombia
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