Skip to content

Highlights from the Capitol Luncheon

May 14, 2013

A luncheon at the Capitol Building honoring the 2013 Goldman Prize recipients was a highlight of the Washington, DC Prize tour. The Prize was once again honored to have as its special guest, long-time friend of the Prize, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Congresswoman Pelosi congratulated each of the recipients for their leadership in their home countries and was very happy to introduce them to her colleagues in Congress.

Nearly 20 Members of Congress attended the luncheon and spoke with the recipients, learning more about their environmental efforts and the urgent challenges they are addressing at home.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joined numerous House Representatives at the luncheon.

Goldman Prize recipient Aleta Baun of Indonesia presented Congresswoman Pelosi with a colorful, beautifully hand-woven scarf, made by her fellow indigenous women of Mollo on the island of Timor in Indonesia. Congresswoman Pelosi wore it proudly as she spoke to guests in attendance.

 photo ea535786-fc9e-457d-806c-3f35bc49f53f_zpsda740d02.jpg

Recent Posts

Prize Winners Today: Cambodian Elephant Conservation with Sereivathana Tuy


January 31, 2023 – By Ellen Lomonico

Uncle Elephant They call him “Uncle Elephant.” Determined, intelligent, and kind, Sereivathana Tuy (known as “Vathana”) is everything you’d want in an uncle. He’s an ex-park ranger, National Geographic Explorer, and, most importantly, a committed conservationist who has devoted his life to protecting elephants in Cambodia. We chatted with Vathana about winning the Goldman Prize…

Read more

The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize is Monday, April 24


January 10, 2023

The Goldman Environmental Prize is excited to share that the 2023 Prize winners will be announced on Monday, April 24. The Prize winners will be celebrated at live ceremonies to coincide with Earth Day: at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, April 24, and at the Eisenhower Theater at the John…

Read more

Goldman Prize Executive Director Michael Sutton on Why We Should Support Grassroots Voices


January 3, 2023 – By Michael Sutton

Happy New Year! A new year brings fresh inspiration, motivation, and possibilities. It also provides an opportunity for reflection—on the previous year, its highs and lows, and what lessons it conveys to us for the future. This past year, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in nature on several occasions. Memorably, my son and…

Read more