The Goldman Environmental Prize, founded in 1989 by San Francisco philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman, continues today with its original mission to annually honor grassroots environmental heroes from the six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.
Goldman Prize recipient protect endangered ecosystems and species, combat destructive development projects, promote sustainability, influence environmental policies and strive for environmental justice. Prize recipients are often women and men from isolated villages or inner cities who chose to take great personal risks to safeguard the environment.
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