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November 29, 2010


Contact: Kristina Johnson

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Environmental Hero Richard Goldman Dies at Age 90

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, renowned philanthropist Richard Goldman, creator of the Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots activism, died in his home of natural causes.


Statement of Sierra Club Chairman Carl Pope

Today, the environmental movement has lost a dear friend and champion.

For decades my favorite day of the year was the Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony.  The prize was a high-bar, high wire challenge that recognized citizens around the world who took great personal risks to protect their neighbors and the natural world. Goldman Prize winners were, quite simply, the bravest of the brave. 

No part of the globe is untouched by Richard's work, and all are better for it. 

His departure reminds us that there is a better angel of our natures, just waiting to be inspired.

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