October 26, 2020
A challenging and unprecedented year, 2020 has dramatically highlighted our planet’s fragility and humans’ deep connection to nature. This year, more than ever, there is a great need to recognize our greatest environmental champions.
I would like to invite you to join me and thousands of others in celebrating this year’s recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize. The 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Award Ceremony promises to be an inspirational event, bringing together our global community on Monday, November 30, at 4:00 pm PST (Register here).
The ceremony will be hosted by award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver, with appearances by acclaimed actor and environmentalist Robert Redford and ocean advocate Danni Washington, and musical performances by Jack Johnson and Michael Franti.
The enthusiasm we’ve witnessed around the world to participate in this year’s virtual event speaks to the importance of environmental advocacy in our lives. And the message of the Goldman Prize resonates far and wide: Regardless of who you are, everyone can join the fight to protect our planet.
The Virtual Award Ceremony will share the stories of six grassroots activists and leaders who have taken a stand for our planet, often at great personal risk. While the global pandemic prevents us from celebrating the Goldman Prize in person, our 2020 Prize winners are excited to meet you online. Help us spread the word! Click attending on our Facebook event for ceremony updates, follow the Prize on social media, and ask your friends and family to join you online. Let’s lift up these environmental heroes and ensure that the world learns about their stories of hope and positive change. They inspire all of us to persist in protecting our planet, and never to give up.
We look forward to seeing you online on Monday, November 30.
About the author
Mike is a respected environmental conservation leader with extensive experience managing nonprofit organizations, influencing public policy, advocating for natural resources, and guiding successful philanthropic efforts. His distinguished career has ranged from work with the National Park Service to senior conservation roles at the World Wildlife Fund, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the California Fish & Game Commission, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and National Audubon Society. Mike received his BS in Wildlife Biology at Utah State University; did graduate studies in Marine Biology at the University of Sydney, Australia; and, received a law degree with honors from George Washington University’s National Law Center. He joined the Prize in 2018.