Grassroots Inspiration

06silas_siakor_photographs_logs_being_sa The Goldman Environmental Prize was created in 1990 to recognize leaders in the grassroots environmental movement.

Each year, one Goldman Prize winner is selected from each region of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.

This year’s winners (announced on April 24) include a man who moved to end corruption and illegal forestry in Liberia and a 26-year-old lawyer who transformed how the Danube Delta is seen in the eyes of the Ukrainian government. Meet all of the recipients—and be sure to watch the inspiring videos about each. Their stories showcase the importance of learning about an interconnected globe.

Photo of Liberian activist Silas Siakor courtesy The Goldman Environmental Prize

2 responses to “Grassroots Inspiration

  1. Hey! I think that this is a great website for everyone of every age. I wish people knew more about it, it would help overcome prejudices and ignorance. I know i go through alot from being Iranian. I would love to hear responses from anyone and i will do whatever i can to spread the word! & yes people should about everything orginal in Africa!!

  2. I was amazed to find that there are people who are not aware that the original Timbuktu is in Africa! A city of central Mali near the Niger River northeast of Bamako in Africa. It had bec0me a major trading center primarily for gold and salt during the 14th century. Timbuktu was invaded and ramsacked in 1593 and never recovered its former glory.
    Would you please run a post regarding Africa’s history – including Timbuktu?
    Thanks much.

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