Portraits of Winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize
Each year the Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Goldman Prize views “grassroots” leaders as those involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Through recognizing these individual leaders, the Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world.
The images depict a sampling of Goldman Environmental Prize winners [and their work] from 1990 to 2015. They were created by 7 and 8th grade artists, in a multi-color, reduction block printmaking process, in recognition of Earth Week 2016.
The work produced is beautiful and a thoughtful tribute to these amazing human beings. THANK YOU LESLIE for your planning, artful facilitation and teaching. Staff, take a walk over to Mojo & check out the work on display!
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Berta Caceres, Goldman Prize Winner 2015. Berta was assassinated in her home in Honduras in February, 2016.