Skip to content

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
San Francisco Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Washington, DC
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 7:30pm
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

*CEREMONY ATTENDANCE IS BY INVITATION ONLY*
Videos from the ceremony, including recipient speeches, will be posted on this website directly following the events.

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