Annual Goldman Environmental Prize to Honor Six Grassroots Leaders

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Winners of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize take a bow. (Photo: Courtesy Goldman Environmental Prize)

On Monday, the winners of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize, known as the "Green Nobel," will be announced in San Francisco. The six winners receive financial support and international attention for their work on behalf of endangered ecosystems, sustainability and environmental justice. We speak to two this of year's winners about how they're changing the world.


Wendy Bowman, 2017 Goldman Prize winner; farmer fighting coalfield development in New South Wales, Australia

mark! Lopez, 2017 Goldman Prize winner; environmental justice activist fighting toxic pollution in East L.A.

Myriah Cornwell, program officer, Goldman Environmental Prize