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WATCH THE 2022 AWARD CEREMONY

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

Meet the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Maida Bilal

United States

Sharon Lavigne

Meet the Winners

33 Years of Impact


$27M

awarded in Prize funding

206

awards given to date

92

countries represented

92

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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Meet Dr. Jane Goodall, Goldman Prize Ceremony Speaker


May 3, 2022

Many famous doctors are fictional—from Doctor Who to Indiana Jones and Dr. Zhivago—but our real world has a living legend in Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Sixty years into a trailblazing career, she is the world’s most-beloved conservationist; a UN Messenger of Peace; an author; an international spokesperson; a world-renowned ethologist; an activist; and a global…

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Four Historic Earth Days for the Goldman Prize


April 21, 2022

When Richard and Rhoda Goldman set out to create an environmental counterpart to the Nobel Prize, they only dreamed their work might change the world. “We have no idea how important this prize program will turn out to be,” said Rhoda, “but we hope it will be very important.” 32 Earth Days and 200+ Prize…

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Prigi Arisandi Embarks on River Tour, Raising Awareness for Indonesia’s Plastic Problem


April 13, 2022

Prigi Arisandi (Indonesia, 2011) has embarked on a 300-day tour of Indonesia’s rivers, documenting the status of 68 unique waterways. Starting on March 1, 2022, the journey will take Prigi and his team at Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation Foundation (Ecoton) across 68 rivers spanning the entire Indonesian archipelago, from Sumatra to Papua. Many of…

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