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Thank You for Joining us in Washington, D.C.!

April 22, 2016

We hope you enjoyed hearing the stories of the six winners of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize! On Wednesday April 20, the second ceremony of the week took place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

This year, we were delighted to welcome for the first time journalist and National Geographic adventurer Boyd Matson as our Master of Ceremonies. As per our San Francisco ceremony, our veteran narrator, Robert Redford generously provided the narration for the Prize winner profile videos.

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Boyd Matson congratulating the 2016 Goldman Prize winners. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

We were also delighted to welcome staff from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the senior staff of members of congress. The embassies of Tanzania and Peru were also represented.

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2016 Goldman Prize winner Leng Ouch meets our Jury member Erna Witoelar. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

“I’m not afraid to speak out. The forests are treasures that our ancestors have left for us. There are so few left.” Leng Ouch

We hope that you have been inspired to join their campaigns, ensuring the protection of their natural resources and the communities that depend on them. Learn more about their stories, and how you can get involved here.

 

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