The 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners.
The Goldman Environmental Prize honours grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. The Prize recognises individuals for sustained and significant efforts in protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development projects, promoting sustainability, influencing environmental policies and striving for environmental justice., often at great personal risk, and views “grassroots” leaders as those involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Through recognising these individual leaders, the Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world. The Prize recipients are selected by an international jury from confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide group of environmental organisations and individuals. The winners are announced every April to coincide with Earth Day. The Goldman Prize amplifies the voices of these grassroots leaders and provides them with:
- International recognition that enhances their credibility;
- Worldwide visibility for the issues they champion; and
- Financial support to pursue their vision of a renewed and protected environment.
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