Goldman Prize Honors Eco-Warriors


| April 23, 2003


What do a West Virginia coal miner?s daughter, a group of Australian aboriginal grandmothers, and a Spanish physicist have in common? They?re all winners of this year?s Goldman Environmental Prize, the world?s most prestigious award for eco-activists. Funded by the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation, the prize has been awarded every year since 1990 to one or more activists from each continent. Each winner receives a grant of $250,000 to support their work.

This year?s winners include:

  • Julia Bond?A West Virginia native and coal miner?s daughter who has led the fight to ban mountain-top removal mining, which she calls ?strip mining on steroids.?
  • Eileen Kampakuta Brown and Eileen Wani Wingfield?These Aboriginal elders are at the forefront of the campaign to block construction of a nuclear waste dump in their South Australian desert homeland.
  • Pedro Arrojo-Agudo?A physicist and economics professor, Arrojo-Agudo is the principal architect behind the campaign to stop the Spanish government?s plan to dam and re-route the country?s last remaining free-flowing rivers.

Visit the Goldman Prize web site for detailed biographies and resources on these inspiring activists, as well as this year?s other three honorees.
?Leif Utne

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