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Goldman Prize Presents to Local Youth

March 4, 2014

The Goldman Prize recently had the opportunity to engage with local students from Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco. Liz Means, Communications Coordinator at the Prize, was invited to the school to give a presentation about the history of the Goldman Prize, grassroots environmental activism and the work of the Prize winners.

Means introduced students to the work of three Goldman Prize winners (Ikal Angelei, Lynn Henning and Prigi Arisandi) whose work focuses on water and resource protection, something the students have been learning about. The class discussed how environmental activism is related to community service and the difference between being a grassroots environmental activist and a “hippie.”

“It was so great to be able to talk with the students and give them real-world examples of what environmental activists do and what kind of threats they are facing. It was refreshing to hear the kids’ reactions- their outrage and desire to do something,” Means stated.

Creative Arts Charter School is one of many schools from around the Bay Area that are invited to attend the Goldman Prize ceremony as part of the Goldman Prize Youth Program. The youth program includes an opportunity to meet current and past Prize winners, as well as a special reception with a DJ, food and drink.

Are you an educator or youth leader who would like to introduce the Goldman Prize to your students? The Goldman Environmental Prize, together with the Yale University Department of Forestry and Environmental Studies, created an Environmental Ethics curriculum that we want to share with you free of charge.

If you are interested in receiving a curriculum, please contact us at info{at}goldmanprize{dot}org for more information.

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