Environmental Studies Students and Faculty Attend Goldman Prize Ceremony

Antioch University New England Environmental Studies graduate students at Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony

Antioch University New England Environmental Studies graduate students, Ellie Leaning, Flick Monk, Shaylin Salas, and faculty member, Abigail Abrash Walton, recently attended the 30th annual Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony in Washington, DC. The Goldman Prize, known as the Nobel Prize for the Environment, goes annually to winners from six regions of the world in recognition of their outstanding grassroots environmental leadership and achievement.

The invitation-only ceremony is attended by more than 4,000 people each year and features short documentary films to provide an introduction to the Prize recipients and their accomplishments. Antioch students were able to network with the six prize winners and with the DC environmental advocacy community, including AUNE ES MS alumna Kira Heeschen ‘18, who now serves as Education Coordinator at Earth Day Network.

Former Secretary of State and Senator John Kerry was the keynote, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai’s daughter was the emcee.

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