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6 winners of the annual Goldman Prize which honors individuals who help protect the environment, and demonstrate how one person can make a big difference!

“If you look around and see a problem, and no one else is doing anything about it – you’re elected.” ~ Nick Carter, Goldman Prize Recipient

“The Goldman Prize continues today with its original mission to annually honor grassroots environmental heroes from the six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.

“The work of Goldman Prize recipients often focuses on protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development projects, promoting sustainability, influencing environmental policies and striving 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.

“The 2010 Goldman Prize recipients tackled some of the most pressing environmental issues of the day through grassroots efforts, helping to educate and motivate local communities to get involved in the effort to protect the natural environment around them and to stand up for their rights.”

AFRICA
Thuli Brilliance Makama, Swaziland

ASIA
Tuy Sereivathana, Cambodia

EUROPE
Małgorzata Górska, Poland

ISLANDS AND ISLAND NATIONS
Humberto Ríos Labrada, Cuba

NORTH AMERICA
Lynn Henning, USA

SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
Randall Arauz, Costa Rica

Click on each name, and see on what issue each person has focused their attention!

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