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Three Prize Winners Step up for the Climate at the Global Climate Action Summit

September 6, 2018

We are thrilled to report that three Goldman Environmental Prize winners have been selected to serve as Climate Trailblazers for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place in San Francisco, September 12-14, 2018. Hammer Simwinga (Zambia, 2007), Feliciano dos Santos (Mozambique, 2008), and Howard Wood (Scotland, 2015) will take part in the Summit and affiliated events throughout the week, sharing their work and perspectives on climate change, sustainability, and making an impact where they live.

The Summit, initiated by California Governor Jerry Brown, will bring together a broad array of environmental leaders and activists with the goal of galvanizing the global movement for climate action. If you are interested in learning more about our Prize winners’ work during GCAS, follow them on social media and feel free to share updates, using the hashtags #GoldmanPrize and #GCAS2018. If you are in the Bay Area, check out some events featuring the three Prize winners:

Hammer Simwinga

Twitter: @hammerskjoeld

September 11: The Land-Energy Nexus in Climate Change Mitigation in San Francisco

September 18: Community-Led Conservation: Zambia’s Mukungule Nature Conservancy in Bolinas

September 21: Foster Gallery Event in Palo Alto

Feliciano dos Santos

Twitter: @felician_santos

September 10: Hesperian Health Guides Talk with Feliciano dos Santos in Berkeley

Howard Wood

Twitter: @coastchair

 

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