Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Goldman Environmental Prize

Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

The Goldman Environmental Prize honors the achievements (and what achievements they are) of grassroots activists (unlike me, a desk bound fake) from each continent around the world.

Here is a gallery of this year's prize winners.

Here is information about the award.

Here are profiles of this years honorees.

What a remarkable group and it is very sweet to share the planet with them.

The lives of environmental activists often end in violent deaths. These are people who have spoken, acted and organized against mineral exploitation, mining, logging, agribusiness, hydroelectric dams, etc. So far, 2015 has been the deadliest year. Just a few days ago, Kuki Gallman, an Italian-born, Kenyan national was murdered.

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