Skip to content

Register Now to Meet this Year’s Heroes of the Environment

WATCH THE 2022 AWARD CEREMONY

Reactions to the 2012 Goldman Prize winners

May 3, 2012

The mission of the Goldman Prize is to ‘inspire, educate and motivate.’ The heroism and courage demonstrated by the Prize recipients year after year inspires us to believe in overcoming incredible odds, educates us by providing insight into environmental issues going on all over the world, and motivates us to take action in our own lives.

But don’t take our word for it; here is what we heard from our readers and Facebook fans say about the 2012 Goldman Prize announcement:

“As always, this was amazing, inspirational and powerful. The prize winners humble me beyond words. I find myself saying to myself, ‘What stops me from making a difference such as this?’ ”

“Congratulations to all prize winners, you are my inspiration to save our future generations.”

“The children and their children’s children will thank you. Dangerous, but great effort. You all deserve it!”

“Inspiring stories of individuals taking personal tragedies and turning them into monumental achievements. Thank you Goldman Family for your support of their efforts. Changing the world one place at a time.”

Recent Posts

Meet Dr. Jane Goodall, Goldman Prize Ceremony Speaker


May 3, 2022

Many famous doctors are fictional—from Doctor Who to Indiana Jones and Dr. Zhivago—but our real world has a living legend in Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Sixty years into a trailblazing career, she is the world’s most-beloved conservationist; a UN Messenger of Peace; an author; an international spokesperson; a world-renowned ethologist; an activist; and a global…

Read more
Leaves lighted by sun

Four Historic Earth Days for the Goldman Prize


April 21, 2022

When Richard and Rhoda Goldman set out to create an environmental counterpart to the Nobel Prize, they only dreamed their work might change the world. “We have no idea how important this prize program will turn out to be,” said Rhoda, “but we hope it will be very important.” 32 Earth Days and 200+ Prize…

Read more
River

Prigi Arisandi Embarks on River Tour, Raising Awareness for Indonesia’s Plastic Problem


April 13, 2022

Prigi Arisandi (Indonesia, 2011) has embarked on a 300-day tour of Indonesia’s rivers, documenting the status of 68 unique waterways. Starting on March 1, 2022, the journey will take Prigi and his team at Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation Foundation (Ecoton) across 68 rivers spanning the entire Indonesian archipelago, from Sumatra to Papua. Many of…

Read more