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Action for the Ocean: A Conversation with the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands and Island Nations

To an intimate gathering to meet and honor the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for Islands and Island Nations. The Prize winner (who will be announced on April 29th) is being honored for leadership in catalyzing protection and conservation of a vast area of the Pacific Ocean.

Note: The Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for Africa will be honored during an event will be hosted on May 2nd, 2019. More details here.


  • Craig Hanson, Vice President, Food, Forests, Water, & the Ocean, WRI
  • Michael Sutton, Executive Director, Goldman Foundation
  • 2019 Goldman Prize winner, Islands and Island Nations

About the Goldman Prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes around the world. The Prize recognizes individuals for efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Prize honors grassroots leaders who are 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 Prize recipients focus on protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development projects, promoting sustainability, influencing environmental policies, and striving for environmental justice.

Over 30 years, the Goldman Prize has awarded 188 environmental champions. Find out who the 2019 winners will be on April 29.


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