Skip to content

This year's honorees are reshaping the future. Join us.

WATCH THE 2022 AWARD CEREMONY

Short Videos Give Background on Mercury Pollution around the World

March 19, 2013

Check out these informative videos that 2009 Goldman Prize recipient Yuyun Ismawati shared with us to find out more about the global issue of mercury pollution.

Ismawati was awarded the Goldman Prize in 2009 for her work to implement sustainable community-based waste and sanitation management programs in Indonesia that provide employment opportunities to low-income people and empower them to improve the environment.

In 2008, Ismawati became intrigued by mercury pollution in Indonesia and around the world. Today she is a leading advocate for stricter regulations to protect human and the environment from mercury pollution.

Related Posts

What Environmental Justice Means—and Why it Matters


January 4, 2022

Environmental activism isn’t just about protecting the natural world—it’s also about protecting people. Nowhere is this concept better illustrated than with the environmental justice movement. At its most basic level, environmental justice asserts that environmental issues and social justice are inextricably linked. What is Environmental Justice? Environmental justice is the idea that people of all…

Read more

Prize Winners Today: How Hilton Kelley is Building Community against a Backdrop of Environmental Injustice


October 19, 2021 – By Ellen Lomonico

The day before our interview, environmental justice champion Hilton Kelley (United States, 2011) was celebrating his granddaughter’s birthday—“the big 10.” With powerful, broad shoulders and a thick, white beard, it’s easy to see how the former actor embodies the role of a slightly intimidating but nonetheless jovial grandfather. It’s a responsibility that he holds for…

Read more

How Grassroots Environmental Activism Has Changed the Course of History


September 1, 2021

Environmental activism is more mainstream today than ever before. In the last several years, activists like Greta Thunberg have become media stars and household names; national news outlets have ramped up their coverage of climate campaigns; and politicians have become increasingly outspoken about how environmental issues affect policy decisions. The surge in awareness of environmental…

Read more