Six Eco-Activists from around the world honored

One upcoming project here in the GANG garden is to be a wall devoted to life-sized cutouts of “eco-warriors” by Harmony School students. I’m curious to see just who the students pick for this honor.

Meanwhile, here are a few examples for all of us.

2014 Goldman Prizes Bestowed on ‘Fearless’ Eco-Activists

Celebrating its 25th year, one of highest honors given to environment defenders announces this year’s honorees

April 28, 2014

by Jon Queally, staff writer

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The 2014 Goldman Environmental Award winners from (clock wise from top left): Desmond D'sa, South Africa; Ramesh Agrawal, India; Suren Gazaryan, Russia; Rudi Putra, Indonesia; Helen Holden Slottje, USA; and Ruth Buendia Mestoquiari, Peru. (Images: Goldman Environmental Foundation)

The 2014 Goldman Environmental Award winners from (clock wise from top left): Desmond D’sa, South Africa; Ramesh Agrawal, India; Suren Gazaryan, Russia; Rudi Putra, Indonesia; Helen Holden Slottje, USA; and Ruth Buendia Mestoquiari, Peru. (Images: Goldman Environmental Foundation)

– Jon Queally, staff writer
This year’s recipients of the international Goldman Environmental Awards were announced on Monday, with six individuals from four continents being honored for their “fearless” efforts and working “against all odds to protect the environment and their communities.”

“For the past 25 years, the Goldman Environmental Prize has honored heroic grassroots environmentalists for their achievements around the world and this year is no exception,” said David Gordon, executive director of the Goldman Environmental Foundation which bestows the awards. “From fracking to palm oil development, the 2014 Goldman Prize recipients are not only tackling some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems; they are also achieving impressive environmental victories and inspiring others to do the same.”

The winners will each receive $175,000 in cash reward and be honored Monday night in San Francsico. Each winner and the work for which the have now been honored were documented in short videos produced by the award committee:

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