Goldman Environmental Prize Winners
Honoring the women around the world with the Goldman Environmental Prize. Stopping illegal gold mining in ancestral lands, expisng the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, banning deep sea trawling, creating a nature reserve in the Gobi Desert. These actions taken by courageous women earned them the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Be uplifted by these brave stories of brave women.
The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. This program will feature 5 women recipients including Francia Marquez, of Columbia, who organized the women of La Toma and stopped illegal gold mining on their ancestral land. LeeAnne Walters, United States, who led a citizens’ movement that tested the tap water in Flint, Michigan, and exposed the Flint water crisis. Claire Nouvian, from France, whose coalition of advocates ultimately secured French support for a ban on deep-sea trawling that led to an EU-wide ban. Linda Garcia organized Fruit Valley residents to stop the construction of the Tesoro Savage oil export terminal in Vancouver, Washington. Her activism prevented America’s largest oil terminal from being built. Bayarjargal Agvaantseren helped create the 1.8 million-acre Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve in the South Gobi Desert—a critical habitat for the vulnerable snow leopard.
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