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Last month, 2015 ‪#‎GoldmanPrize‬ winner Howard Wood and his team at Arran Coast celebrated a victory when Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, announced that a Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been delivered to ‪#‎Scottish‬ parliament setting out ‪#‎conservation‬ measures that include banning the highly destructive practice of scallop ‪#‎dredging‬ within the South Arran Marine Protected Area and other west coast MPAs. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1fKk5qH
Last month, 2015 Goldman Prize winner Howard Wood celebrated a victory when Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, announced that a Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been put before Scottish parliament setting out conservation measures that include banning the highly destructive practice of scallop dredging within the South Arran Marine Protected... Read More
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In part two of our three part series on environmental ‪#‎racism‬, we are spotlighting the ‪#‎environmentaljustice‬ work being done in the ‪#‎GulfCoast‬ by Goldman Prize winners Hilton Kelley (2011) and Margie Richard (2004). Read more: http://bit.ly/1IOxZyN
Last week we discussed how communities of color and low-income communities are more likely to live next to highly polluting facility and therefore bear a disproportionate burden of toxic contamination compared to whiter and more affluent communities. In the foreword written for Steve Lerner’s book on fenceline communities titled “Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of... Read More
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“The opportunity and privilege to forge friendships and associations not only with the other Prize recipients and their families but with so many other likeminded people – from the President’s advisers in the White House to young environmental leaders – was incredible.”
In this guest blog we hear from 2015 Goldman Prize winner Howard Wood’s wife, Lesley, about her experience during the 2015 Goldman Prize tour. http://bit.ly/1MLKmPn
2015 Goldman Prize winner Howard Wood spearheaded a campaign that established the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland. Just last week, Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, announced that a Marine Conservation Order (MCO) will be put before Scottish parliament setting out conservation measures that include banning the highly destructive... Read More
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1994 ‪#‎GoldmanPrize‬ winner Heffa Schucking and her organization Urgewald e.V. celebrated a major victory on June 5 (‪#‎WorldEnvironmentDay‬) when the government of ‪#‎Norway‬ announced it will be ‪#‎divesting‬ its Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) from ‪#‎coal‬ related investments. Urgewald works to influence commercial banks and government institutions to cease financing for coal-related projects. Norway’s GPFG is the second largest pension fund in the world, worth some $8 billion, making this the largest coal divestment in history. Read more: http://bit.ly/1F8ZG2L
As part of our pilot grant making program, the Goldman Prize recently awarded a grant to 1994 Goldman Prize winner Heffa Schucking and her organization Urgewald to support their campaign to influence European banks and government institutions to cease financing for coal related projects. Urgewald works to monitor the international environmental impacts of investments by... Read More
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Goldman Prize staff recently attended the Green Asia Forum in Seoul, ‪#‎SouthKorea‬ as part of our pilot networking program. The annual Forum is organized by 1995 ‪#‎GoldmanPrize‬ winner Yul Choi and his organization the Korea Green Foundation. Ten Prize winners also attended the Forum, which allowed for in-depth discussions and facilitated connections among them. We are working to identify more opportunities for collaboration in the future. Stay tuned! http://bit.ly/1KF4d1P
Goldman Prize Executive and Deputy Directors, David Gordon and Lorrae Rominger, recently attended the 4th Annual Green Asia Forum in Seoul, South Korea as part of the Goldman Prize鈥檚 pilot networking program. The annual Forum is organized by 1995 Goldman Prize winner Yul Choi and his organization the Korea Green Foundation (KGF). KGF has been... Read More
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Over the past two week we have spotlighted the growing threat of ‪#‎violence‬ against environmental ‪#‎activists‬. Today we are exploring some of the recommendations put forward in Global Witness' recent report and the steps the Goldman Prize has taken to defend Prize winners under threat. Learn more--> http://bit.ly/1FDoe7M
Over the past two weeks we have spotlighted the growing threat of violence against environmental activists. Today we are exploring some of the recommendations put forward in Global Witness’s recent report and the steps the Goldman Prize has taken to defend Prize winners under threat. Global Witness recently stated, “The violence [against activists] is exacerbated... Read More
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“How do we as a community get on the front end of these decisions and conversations instead of always being on the back end? By inserting ourselves into those conversations. We now find ourselves being more than just organizers: we are planners, developers, economists and strategist in the development of our communities.”
In the final part of our three part series on environmental ‪#‎racism‬, we hear from 2013 ‪#‎GoldmanPrize‬ winner Kimberly Wasserman about her successful campaign to shut down two of the country’s oldest and dirtiest ‪#‎coal‬ plants. She is now leading her ‪#‎Latino‬ community in transforming ‪#‎Chicago‬’s old industrial sites into parks and multiuse spaces. http://bit.ly/1eGogCF
In the third and final part of our three part series on environmental justice and environmental racism, we hear from 2013 Goldman Prize winner Kimberly Wasserman about her successful campaign to shut down two of the country’s oldest and dirtiest coal plants that were polluting her Latino community of Little Village. She is now leading... Read More
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The problem of racial profiling in America relates to more than just police brutality and the senseless acts of violence that have recently captured the national spotlight. ‪#‎Race‬ also plays a determining role in environmental policies. Communities of color and low-income communities are more likely to live next to a ‪#‎coal‬-fired power plant, landfill, refinery or other highly polluting facility and bear a disproportionate burden of ‪#‎toxic‬ contamination as a result. In the first of this three-part blog series, we focus on environmental ‪#‎racism‬ in America and the rise of the ‪#‎environmentaljustice‬ movement. http://bit.ly/1HhuzrD
The problem of racial profiling in America relates to more than just police brutality and the senseless acts of violence that have recently captured the national spotlight. Race also plays a determining role in environmental policies regarding land use, zoning and regulations. As a result, African American, Latino, indigenous and low-income communities are more likely... Read More
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The Goldman Environmental Foundation is looking for a Communications Associate to join our team and help us bring the inspirational stories of brave grassroots environmental activists to the world. Responsibilities include managing our social media platforms, producing awesome content, and building engagement that brings meaningful support for the Goldman Prize winners. The ideal candidate is creative, smart, self-motivated and wants to apply his/her professional skills to help the good guys fighting for our planet. For the full job description and details on how to apply, follow the link below. http://www.goldmanprize.org/about-us/jobs/
Communications Associate The Goldman Environmental Foundation seeks a Communications Associate to publicize the environmental achievements of current and former Goldman Environmental Prize winners. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated communications professional dedicated to honoring and inspiring grassroots environmental activism around the world. Position Description The Communications Associate is a core member of... Read ...
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A former chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, 2015 ‪#‎GoldmanPrize‬ winner Marilyn Baptiste led her community in defeating one of the largest proposed ‪#‎gold‬ and ‪#‎copper‬ ‪#‎mines‬ in ‪#‎BritishColumbia‬ that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in. In the Q&A below, we discuss the background of Baptiste’s campaign and what led her to take action. http://bit.ly/1KZJrxc
A former chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, 2015 Goldman Prize winner Marilyn Baptiste led her community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in. In the Q&A below, we discuss the... Read More
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2015 ‪#‎GoldmanPrize‬ winner Howard Wood spearheaded a campaign that established the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in ‪#‎Scotland‬, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial ‪#‎fishing‬ industry. In the Q&A below, we sit down with him to find out how he did it. http://bit.ly/1ETSEPm
2015 Goldman Prize winner Howard Wood spearheaded a campaign that established the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial fishing industry. We sat down with him to find out how he did it. Before your campaign, there was no mechanism in... Read More
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In this Q&A with 2015 Goldman Prize winner Phyllis Omido, we discuss her campaign to shut down a toxic smelter that was exposing people to dangerous ‪#‎chemicals‬ in Mombasa, ‪#‎Kenya‬. http://www.goldmanprize.org/blog/qa-with-phyllis-omido/
After learning her own breast milk was making her baby sick—and realizing her child wasn’t the only one suffering from lead poisoning— 2015 Goldman Prize winner Phyllis Omido galvanized the community in Mombasa to shut down the smelter that was exposing people to dangerous chemicals. In this Q&A we discuss how she came to be... Read More
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