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