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Ecological disaster a result of corruption, says Maathai

July 24, 2009

Kenya, a country of vast beauty and natural resources, is plagued by water and power shortages and is headed for ecological disaster as a result of greed and corruption, asserts 1992 Goldman Prize winner and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. In a speech in late July 2009, Maathai pointed to mismanagement of resources…

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Nigerian activists halt illegal logging with new task force

July 21, 2009

Nigerian activist Odigha Odigha, 2003 Goldman Prize recipient, has joined forces with American-born conservationist Peter Jenkins in an effort to curb the rampant illegal logging taking place his country’s high tropical forests. Jenkins was profiled in a Financial Times article detailing their new strategy.  The small group relies on on-the-ground tips about illegal logging and…

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Development threatens water supplies in India

July 10, 2009

As the 21st century progresses, access to water is a critical concern. Today, news broke that residents of Pune, India have been hit with a 40 percent cut in their water supply as a result of dwindling dam reserves and a delayed monsoon season. Medha Patkar, 1992 Goldman Environmental Prize recipient for Asia and well-known…

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Save the date for the 20th Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony and recipient announcement

April 19, 2009

This year’s Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony marks the 20th year of the award. The public announcement of the Prize recipients will be released on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Sign up to receive an email notice when the recipients are announced! Ceremony dates and times are as follows: San Francisco Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:00pm…

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Former Prize winners named TIME Heroes of the Environment

October 2, 2008

Silas Siakor (Africa, 2006), Marina Silva (South and Central America, 1996) and Marina Rikhvanova (Asia, 2008) were chosen by TIME Magazine as 2008 Heroes of the Environment. Read about their work: Silas Siakor / Marina Silva / Marina Rikhvanova

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Former IUCN president joins Goldman Prize jury

October 1, 2008

Yolanda Kakabadse has joined the Goldman Environmental Prize jury. Learn more.

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2007 recipients Hammer Simwinga and Tsetsegee Munkhbayar honored as National Geographic Emerging Explorers

February 14, 2008

National Geographic has honored Tsetsegee Munkhbayar and Hammer Simwinga as two of the 2008 Emerging Exlorers. This program supports emerging leaders in a variety of fields. Learn more

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Global Focus IV will screen on opening night of the United Nations Film Festival in Palo Alto, CA

October 24, 2007

The 10th annual United Nations Association Film Festival will feature the documentary Global Focus IV: The New Environmentalists, featuring the 2007 Goldman Environmental Prize winner video profiles, on its opening night on October 24. The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) runs from October 24 to 28, 2007 at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. UNAFF…

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1992 recipient Colleen McCrory in memoriam

July 15, 2007

The board and staff of the Goldman Environmental Prize are deeply saddened at the passing of Colleen McCrory, one of Canada’s foremost environmental leaders, who received the Goldman Prize in 1992. Colleen died July 1st at age 57 from an inoperable brain tumor. A mother of three and founder and executive director of the Valhalla…

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Past Prize recipients featured by CNN and National Geographic, develop new policy, win awards

June 22, 2007

Wangari Maathai and Arthur Chaskalson Receive the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2007 Mandela Health & Human Rights Award June 20, 2007 Wangari Mattai, 1991 Goldman Prize Recipient from Kenya, and Former South African Chief Justice, Arthur Chaskalson, today were awarded the 2007 Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights. Prof. Maathai won the award for…

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