For the past quarter century, San Francisco’s Goldman family has been honoring grassroots environmental activists from around the world. The prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to six honorees each year, and includes $150,000. We’ll talk to several of the 2014 winners who will be recognized at a ceremony in San Francisco on Monday.
Helen Slottje, 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Recipient for North America, former corporate lawyer fighting fracking in New York using a legal loophole enabling towns to challenge fracking through zoning laws; her efforts have resulted in numerous bans on fracking throughout the state
Desmond D'Sa, 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Recipient for Africa; a South African activist inspired by the late Nelson Mandela who worked to shut down one of the largest toxic dumping sites in an area of post-apartheid south Durban, dubbed "cancer valley" by residents for the high rates of leukemia