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2022 Press Release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Seven of the Earth’s Foremost Defenders Grassroots award recognizes activists from Thailand, Australia, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Ecuador, and the United States Virtual ceremony to take place on May 25, 2022, at 5:00 pm PDT, featuring Jane Fonda as host, musical guests Angelique Kidjo and the Detroit Youth Choir, narration by Sigourney…

2021 Press Release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Environmental Heroes Grassroots award recognizes activists from Peru, the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Vietnam, and Malawi Virtual ceremony to take place on June 15, 2021, at 4:00 pm PDT, featuring Jane Fonda as host, musical guests Lenny Kravitz, Baaba Maal, and the Ndlovu Youth Choir, with Sigourney Weaver and…

2016 press release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Heroes of the Environment Award goes to activists from Tanzania, Cambodia, Slovakia, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2016 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental…

2017 Press Release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Heroes of the Environment Award recognizes activists from Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, India, Slovenia, United States SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2017 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to…

2018 Press Release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Seven Environmental Heroes Award recognizes activists from Colombia, France, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Africa, and the United States SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2018 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes…

2019 Press Release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Environmental Heroes During its 30th anniversary year, award recognizes activists from Chile, North Macedonia, Liberia, Mongolia, Cook Islands, and the USA San Francisco Prize ceremony to include former Vice President Al Gore EMBARGOED UNTIL APRIL 29, 2019, AT 2:00 AM (PDT), 5:00 AM (EDT), 10:00 AM (GMT) For U.S. media…

2020 Press Release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Environmental Heroes  Grassroots award recognizes activists from Mexico, Ecuador, The Bahamas, Ghana, Myanmar, and France Due to coronavirus, Prize ceremony is postponed until November 30, 2020: Virtual ceremony to take place at 4:00 pm PST Virtual ceremony will feature Sigourney Weaver as host, musical guests Jack Johnson and Michael Franti, and…

2015 press release

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Heroes of the Environment 2015 recipients come from Kenya, Myanmar, Scotland, Haiti, Canada, and Honduras SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2015 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from…

Press Release 2014

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Heroes of the Environment 2014 recipients come from India, Indonesia, Peru, Russia, South Africa and USA Prize recognizes grassroots environmental achievements stopping fracking, dams, palm oil development, land grabs, coal mining, toxic waste dumps SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2014 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of…