Goldman Prize Recipients Join Forces with Al Gore to Combat Climate Change

July 18, 2013

Congratulations to Goldman Prize recipients Kimberly Wasserman and Ignace Schops on being selected to join Al Gore’s Climate Leadership Corps, part of the Climate Reality Project– an organization that seeks to fight climate change by empowering local citizens to make a difference.

Schops was awarded the Goldman Prize in 2008 for the leadership role he played in creating Belgium’s first national park. Schops expressed excitement about opportunities presented by his new position, saying, “Now I can really come in with the story that climate change and biodiversity are two sides of the same coin.”

Wasserman won the Goldman Prize in 2013 for leading a successful campaign to shut down two of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal fired power plants.

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According to the Climate Leadership Project website, members of the Climate Leadership Corps are “leading by example, speaking to their communities about how climate change affects their daily lives- and what we can do to solve it. They’re appearing in the media, activating social networks, and- most of all- inspiring people everywhere to join us in confronting the defining issue of our time.”

Way to go Igance and Kim, we know you will both continue to do great things!