Just one month ago, seven individuals from six countries received the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize and garnered the world’s attention for their remarkable environmental achievements. With the addition this year of Makoma Lekalakala, Liz McDaid, Khanh Nguy Thi, Claire Nouvian, Manny Calonzo, LeeAnne Walters, and Francia Márquez, the Goldman Prize community now includes 188 Prize winners from 87 countries. They are a phenomenally talented, inspiring, and diverse group of leaders.
“Regular people from Vietnam to Colombia have proven once again that it takes only one person with a spark to fight back.” – Susan Gelman, President, Goldman Environmental Foundation
We are grateful to our network of nominating organizations, partners, and supporters for making the Prize happen year after year. We look forward to sharing updates on the 2018 winners, as well as our 30th anniversary celebration in 2019.
Below are some of our favorite photos and videos from the 2018 #GoldmanPrize celebrations.
2018 Goldman Prize winners onstage at the San Francisco ceremony
2018 Goldman Prize winners at the Washington, DC, ceremony
The official group portrait of the 2018 Goldman Prize winners
Cartoon of the 2018 Prize winners drawn by Jim Toomey, our Master of Ceremonies in Washington, DC
Prize winners visiting the Golden Gate Bridge
Prize winners with Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (IYEL) participants at a youth event hosted by Crissy Field Center
Prize winner Claire Nouvian speaks with IYEL participants
Prize winner Manny Calonzo with Juslyn Manalo, Mayor of Daly City, California
Prize winner LeeAnne Walters and her husband Dennis Walters meet with U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan
Prize winner Francia Márquez meets with Camilo Reyes Rodríguez, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
Prize winner Khanh Nguy Thi with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Goldman Prize Program Officer Lindsey Freedman
Prize winners Khanh Nguy Thi, Makoma Lekalakala, and Liz McDaid speak on a panel about energy issues at the World Resources Institute
Goldman Environmental Foundation President Susie Gelman gives remarks at the San Francisco Prize Ceremony
Goldman Environmental Foundation President Susan Gelman and Prize winners meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Prize winners give their acceptance speeches at the San Francisco ceremony, which took place April 23
You can watch the full 2018 Goldman Prize ceremony below and on our YouTube channel.