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Phyllis Omido

After learning her own breast milk was making her baby sick—and realizing her child wasn’t the only one suffering from lead poisoning—Phyllis Omido galvanized the community in Mombasa to shut down the smelter that was exposing people to dangerous chemicals.

Goldman Environmental Foundation Calls for Immediate Safety Measures, Investigation into Threats Against Phyllis Omido, CJGEA Members in Kenya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2017 Contact: Emily Nauseda, goldmanprize@allisonpr.com, 415-277-4903 Jenny Park, jenny@goldmanprize.org, 415-249-5800 SAN FRANCISCO — The Goldman Environmental Foundation is deeply troubled by this morning’s news that due to recent threats to her safety, Phyllis Omido was evacuated from her home in Kenya. She is now being accompanied by international human rights…

Q&A with Phyllis Omido

After learning her own breast milk was making her baby sick—and realizing her child wasn’t the only one suffering from lead poisoning— 2015 Goldman Prize winner Phyllis Omido galvanized the community in Mombasa to shut down the smelter that was exposing people to dangerous chemicals. In this Q&A we discuss how she came to be…

Celebrating the Women Who Drive Environmental Progress

Throughout history, women have been central to the environmental movement. They are activists, pioneers, and champions of change at local, national, and international levels. They question the status quo, educate and mobilize their communities, and persevere despite opposition. This year, in honor of International Women’s Day, we’re exploring the monumental role women of all backgrounds…

2015 press release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Heroes of the Environment 2015 recipients come from Kenya, Myanmar, Scotland, Haiti, Canada, and Honduras SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2015 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from…

Goldman Prize winners stand with Isidro Baldenegro

Over 65 Prize winners are joining together to send an open letter to the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Carlos Sada Solana, on behalf of Prize winner Isidro Baldenegro, who was assassinated on January 15, 2017: Dear Sir: Ref.: An Open Letter from Goldman Environmental Prize Laureates We, Goldman Environmental Prize Laureates from across…

Nine Ways Prize winners Rocked 2016

This year has been one of the most painful years for environmental activists, not least of all due to the devastating loss of Berta Cáceres and the terrible attacks on Máxima Acuña. Fellow Prize winners have stood behind and rallied to the defense of these women while making significant advances in their own work this…

Goldman Prize winners stand with Máxima Acuña

The Goldman Prize winner community has joined together to issue the following statement in solidarity with fellow Prize recipient Máxima Acuña, following an attack on her earlier this month, allegedly by security forces of the mining company that she is bravely standing up to: We demand respect and the safety of Máxima Acuña, a Member of our Family. We…

Goldman Prize winners stand with Berta Cáceres

The Goldman Prize winner community has joined together to issue the following statement in solidarity with fellow Prize recipient Berta Cáceres, following her death last week: “Berta Cáceres, a Member of our Family, has been Assassinated” We are the recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize and come from all corners of the world with the same…