December 2, 2022

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Invest in our Planet: Ordinary people taking extraordinary actions

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Invest In Our Planet highlights the actions we can take as individuals that have global impact. From choosing to use reusable bags to leading grassroots campaigns to effect positive change for the environment, local actions can echo worldwide.

EARTHDAY‍.ORG is proud to amplify these voices as a nominator for the Goldman Environmental Prize, an annual award celebrating grassroots environmental leaders who take significant action for our planet. The Goldman prize recognizes individual leaders, seeking to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to save our Earth.

Read more about the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize winners.

Chima Williams, NigeriaEnvironmental lawyer Chima Williams worked with two communities to hold Royal Dutch Shell accountable for the widespread environmental damage due to disastrous oil spills.

Niwat Roykaew, ThailandCommunity advocacy in the Mekong community saved 248 miles of the river and the lifeline for more than 65 million people.

Marjan Minnesma, The NetherlandsIn The Netherlands, citizens succeeded in holding their government accountable for its failure to protect them from climate change.

Julien Vincent, AustraliaThe grassroots campaign to defund coal in Australia culminated in commitments from the nation’s four largest banks to end funding for coal projects by 2030.

Nalleli Cobo, United StatesAt 19, Nalleli Cobo led a coalition to permanently shut down a toxic oil-drilling site in her community.

Alexandra Narvaez and Alex Lucitante, EcuadorThis Indigenous movement protects 79,000 acres of sacred rainforest in the headwaters of Ecuador’s Aguarico River.
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