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Meet Six Brave Activists Who Risked It All for Their Communities

Each winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize is something of an environmental hero: Some faced death threats, prison or loss of livelihood for standing up for their communities’ safety and survival. And in every case, the adversary was their own governments. Read on to meet them.

Goldman Sachs May Sell Coal Mines –Energy Journal

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is in talks to sell its Colombia coal mines at a loss, according to people familiar with the negotiations, Ianthe Jeanne Dugan reports. Goldman faced protests, falling coal prices, an environmental law and the...Show More Summary

Globalization and it's discontents

Part of the genius behind the Goldman Environmental Prize is that it not only rewards inspiring individuals, but it also spotlights communities and struggles that would other wise remain off the global community's radar screen. This year's prize recipients - the 25th - were no exception. Show More Summary

Six activists awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize—the Green Nobel

The 2015 Goldman prize winners at the San Francisco Opera House ceremonies April 20. Every year since 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to six grassroots activists from different geographic regions. The prize now comes with a no-strings-attached award of $175,000. Show More Summary

Meet 6 of the World’s Top Environmental Heroes

Representing each of the six inhabited continents, these heroes have won the world’s largest award for grassroots environmentalists. The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced the six winners of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmentalists. Show More Summary

Goldman Environmental Prize honors anti-dam campaign in Myanmar

Myint Zaw knew his underground campaign against a huge government-backed hydroelectric project was succeeding when he climbed into a taxi late one night and the driver recognized his voice through the shadows.

Tim Cook explains the smart business reason why Apple has its own solar energy plants (AAPL)

Tim Cook spoke at Goldman Sachs' Internet and Technology conference on Tuesday where he announced Apple's plan to build a $850 million solar farm that will power its new campus in Cupertino. Cook explained how Apple's environmental initiatives aren't just for the company's public image. Show More Summary

Why Is Goldman Sachs Advocating For Sustainability?

Even consulting firms and investment banking firms think that better corporate social responsibility equals more money. One of the most persuasive arguments for increasing a company's social and environmental performance is that it will save money, enhance profitability, and generate more business value. Read Full Story

'You Have to Work with Aholes. That's Democracy. We, in Our Wisdom, Elected Them.'

My annual calendar has two special days, each celebrating a special form of courage. Both, environmentally appropriately, are in the spring. One, in late April, is the Goldman Environmental Prize, recognizing the courage that comes from not flinching when a tank rolls at you. Show More Summary

"Anywhere you see large scale environmental destruction, you will see the subversion of democracy."

“Anywhere you see large scale environmental destruction, you will see the subversion of democracy.” - Robert F Kennedy, Jr - The Goldman Prize ceremony honoring Helen Slottje for her work combatting fracking through local zoning ordinances in NY State and elsewhere.

Climate Change Superheroes: Divesting Coal in India, and Saving Forests

The recent 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony had its share of celebrities that night. Robert Kennedy Jr. exuded a fiery eloquence worthy of his family's political forebears as he equated large scale environmental destructionShow More Summary

"Buy Them, Sue Them, Wipe Them Out"

The narrative arc of the 25th annual Goldman Environmental Prize begins in the North Caucasus, where Suren Gazaryan, a caver turned bat biologist turned environmental activist, joined the Environment Watch on North Caucasus in their campaign to block former Russian President Medvedev from building a lavish palace in a protected national preserve. Show More Summary

Winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize tackles illegal palm oil companies in Indonesia

From palm oil invaders to adorable Sumatran rhinos, this story about a recent environmental victory will inspire you.

Environmental Hero Rudi Putra Wins 2014 “Green Nobel” Goldman Prize

Now in its 25th year, the Goldman Prize annually recognizes six of the world's most courageous environmental heroes who often take on great personal risks to protect and enhance the natural environment. As the world's largest environmental award for grassroots

South African campaigner wins environmental prize

THE man leading the opposition against a proposed expansion of the port in Durban, South Africa’s largest, has won the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco. Desmond D’Sa, a community leader, campaigns against toxic waste dumping in South Durban, a poor but highly industrialised area. Show More Summary

10 MidWeek AM Reads

Some morning reads for your enjoyment: • The Short Guide to Capital in the 21st Century (Vox) • Renewables are hot again: Goldman’s Stuart Bernstein says VCs are coming back to clean tech. (WSJ) see also Environmental Defense Fund head says CEOs underestimate the effects of climate change. (WSJ) • Investor Sentiment and the Cross-Section of Stock...Read More

Award Winning Mongolian Environmentalist Gets 21 Years for “Terrorism”

Mongolian environmental activist Tsetsegee Munkhbayar, who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2007 for his campaign to protect water sources from mining pollution, was sentenced on Jan. 21 together with four associates to 21 years in prison for “acts of terrorism.” Munkhbayar was arrested on Sept. Show More Summary

Meet the woman who shut down Chicago’s dirty coal plants

Kimberly Wasserman wins the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for organizing her neighbors in Southwest Chicago to fight the power plants giving them asthma.

Mary Anne Hitt: Amazing Chicago Coal, Clean Air Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Every year the Goldman Environmental Prize committee selects an amazing group of winners from around the world to receive what is sometimes called the environmental...

Goldman Environmental Prize winners 2013

Six inspiring environmental heroes overcame great odds in their work, and are the recipients of the world's largest prize for grassroots environmentalist.

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