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Award Ceremony

Since 1990, Prize winners have inspired audiences with their stories of urgency, action, and courage in protecting the planet.

Recognizing Our Planet’s Heroes

The recipients of the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize were announced at a virtual ceremony on May 25, 2022. The ceremony was hosted by actor and climate activist Jane Fonda, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, and featured performances by Angélique Kidjo and the Detroit Youth Choir. The event also included a special message from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.

Watch the ceremony below.

Continuing a Legacy

The recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize are announced annually in a live ceremony timed to coincide with Earth Day (with virtual ceremonies during the global COVID-19 pandemic). The Prize is awarded in its home city of San Francisco, California, with a lively award ceremony at the San Francisco Opera House, followed by an eco-friendly reception at City Hall. Prize winners also travel to Washington, D.C., for a smaller ceremony. Prize winners each receive a bronze sculpture in the shape of an Ouroboros. Common to many cultures around the world, the Ouroboros, which depicts a serpent biting its tail, is a symbol of nature’s power of renewal.

The 32nd Annual Goldman Prize

The 2021 Goldman Prize was hosted by actor and activist Jane Fonda, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, and featured performances by Lenny Kravitz, Ndlovu Youth Choir, and a message from Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate.

The 31st Annual Goldman Prize

Prize winners were recognized in an online event hosted by Sigourney Weaver, featuring narration by Robert Redford and performances by Jack Johnson and Michael Franti.

The 30th Annual Goldman Prize

Celebrating three decades of the Goldman Prize, the 2019 award ceremony was hosted by Alexandra Cousteau and included a message from special guest Vice President Al Gore.