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

Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

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

Meet the Winners

33 Years of Impact


$28M

awarded in Prize funding

213

awards given to date

93

countries represented

95

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

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On our blog

In Your Backyard: Urban Oil Extraction


June 13, 2022 – By Jacqueline Kehoe

For many Americans, oil drilling doesn’t feel like a hometown issue—it’s the concern of far-off places, from 2010’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “Urban oil extraction” can even sound like a myth. In reality, it’s happening in our own backyards. Once the first US oil well…

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World Oceans Day with Kristal Ambrose


June 8, 2022 – By Jacqueline Kehoe

For Kristal Ambrose, World Oceans Day is every day. A 2020 Goldman Prize winner, Kristal—nicknamed “Kristal Ocean”—rallied her community in the Bahamas to protect the seas, passing one of the most stringent plastic bans to date: the categorical ban of single-use plastics, which account for one-third of all plastic in our oceans. On the frontlines…

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Support the 2022 Goldman Prize Winners


May 31, 2022

The 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize winners are changing the world—one river, forest, and community at a time. But they need all of us to get involved. Keep reading to learn how you can support their work, engage with their causes, and speak out for our planet. 1. Stand up to big oil with Chima Williams…

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