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Yul Choi Chosen to Receive 2013 Chico Mendes Award

Congratulations to 1995 Goldman Prize recipient Yul Choi, to whom the Sierra Club has chosen to award the 2013 Chico Mendes Award.

The Chico Mendes Award is given to organizations and individuals who exhibit extraordinary courage and leadership in the fight to protect the environment.

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Goldman Prize Recipients Unite for 2013 Green Asia Forum

The second annual Green Asia Forum took place in Busan, South Korea earlier this month with several Goldman Prize recipients in attendance.

The theme and focus of this year’s forum was, “Climate Change and Marine Environments in Asia: Seeking Mitigation Strategies.”

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Lois Gibbs Campaigns for Safer School Supplies

1990 Goldman Prize winner Lois Gibbs and her team at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) recently launched a campaign to test popular school supplies for toxic chemicals.

CHEJ spent the summer raising money to commission an independent laboratory to test supplies such as lunchboxes and backpacks for chemicals like lead, phthalates and cadmium, which have been linked to asthma, autism and birth defects.

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PRETOMA is a Finalist in International Photo Contest

Two photos submitted by 2010 Goldman Prize recipient Randall Arauz’s organization PRETOMA have been selected as finalists in the OCEANS 2013 photo competition.

The international, online competition aims to generate an emotional impact and raise awareness about environmental issues by showcasing photographs that are both majestic and harrowing.

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New Album from 2008 Prize Recipient Feliciano dos Santos

The newest album from 2008 Goldman Prize recipient Feliciano dos Santos and his band Massukos entitled “Cancoes da Nossa Terra” or “Songs of Our Land,” hit stands earlier this summer.

Santos was awarded the Goldman Prize for his efforts to promote public health in Mozambique and throughout Africa by implementing clean water and sanitation initiatives.

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Illinois Holds First Environmental Justice Commission Meeting

2013 Goldman Prize recipient Kimberly Wasserman has been hard at work since winning the Prize last April. In addition to her work with Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Wasserman is chairing the newly formed Illinois Environmental Justice Commission, which held its first meeting last month.

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