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The Goldman Environmental Prize honors ordinary people who take extraordinary actions to protect our planet.

Meet the 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Each year, the Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to grassroots environmental champions from around the world.

Meet the Winners

35 Years of Impact


$29M

awarded in Prize funding

219

awards given to date

95

countries represented

98

female Prize winners

Our grantmaking, networking, communications, and security programs provide ongoing support to past and current Prize winners.

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Addressing the World’s Most Pressing Environmental Challenges


We recognize individuals who are fighting on the frontlines of the greatest environmental issues of our time. Prize winners protect endangered ecosystems and species, combat destructive industries and developments, promote sustainable and environmentally friendly policies, and push for environmental justice.

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Honoring grassroots heroes

The 2024 Goldman Environmental Prize is Monday, April 29

On our blog

Three Black Environmental Leaders You Should Know


February 20, 2024

We celebrate the contributions of Black leaders to the environmental movement in the United States and around the world. Join us in learning about some of their stories. Sharon Lavigne Environmental justice advocate Sharon Lavigne (United States, 2021) successfully stopped the construction of a $1.25 billion plastics manufacturing plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The…

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The 35th Goldman Environmental Prize is Monday, April 29, 2024


January 9, 2024

The Goldman Environmental Prize is excited to share that the 2024 Prize winners will be announced on Monday, April 29. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Goldman Prize. The Prize winners will be celebrated at live ceremonies following Earth Week: at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, April 29, and at…

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35 Years of Celebrating Grassroots Environmental Leaders—A Message from our Executive Director


January 2, 2024 – By Michael Sutton

Happy New Year to our global community. It’s often said that optimism in the face of daunting odds is a prerequisite for all environmentalists. So, in a very challenging year for both environmentalists and humanity in general, I want to focus on what brings us hope in the coming months. For us, the antidote to…

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