Though they have no regulatory authority, Jun and IPE have managed to get more than 500 companies to publicly disclose plans to reduce pollution, including some of the world's biggest brands—Wal-Mart, Nike, GE, Coca Cola, H&M, Sony, and Unilever.
When the Chernobyl disaster struck 25 years ago, Ursula Sladek, a woman from the small community of Schönau in Germany's Black Forest, was sparked to action. She started what would become a decades-long, nationwide
Today is day three in our series of interviews with 2011 Goldman Prize recipients. Raoul du Toit began working on rhino conservation as a Program Officer for the International Union for Conservation of Nature's African Elephant and
The Goldman Environmental Prize for South America this year went to a man who has so far been able to stop a Canadian company from coming in to mine gold (a toxic, ecologically destructive process) in El Salvador.
This year's North American recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize has been spending more than a decade working in his Texas Gulf Coast community to fight for stronger environmental regulations, better
Seven winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize will be honored tonight in Washington, D.C., for their grassroots activism across five continents. TreeHugger writer Jaymi Heimbuch sat down with some of the winners
There are some powerful voices that have paved the way for us here at TreeHugger. Voices that rose above the chatter and made huge waves, felt around the world. Many of these voices come from people are close
If it wasn't for Ignace Schops, one of the seven winners of the 2008 Goldman Environmental Prize, Belgium may have lost much of its natural habitat. A herpetologist, Schops studies amphibians and reptiles and has worked in the field since 1990. With