Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Snip The Goldman Prize for Earth Day

We’ve been so impressed with the quality of entries in our Earth Day Awareness contest. Almost 50 collections (and counting!) on everything from clean tech to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the plight of the bees. The contest ends this Friday, which means there are four more days left to snip and gather votes (Facebook likes) for your environmental issues of choice.

In the spirit of celebrating environmental awareness, we were honored to be invited to the 2012 Goldman Prize Ceremony last night at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, emceed by Philippe Cousteau.

Since 1989, the Goldman Prize (dubbed “The Green Nobel Prize” and “The Oscars for the Patagonia Set”) has recognized six grassroots environmental leaders from the six inhabitable continents, awarding each $150,000 toward their cause.  This year’s recipients are an inspiring bunch (as always), dedicating themselves to issues ranging from factory pollution in China to off-shore drilling in the Arctic. 

We’ve created an entire Snip.it collection of articles and videos that highlight the environmental contributions of this year’s awardees. Many the recipients are doing work that fit into your Earth Day contest collections, so we encourage you to take a look and resnip to raise awareness for their causes.  You can check out the Goldman Prize collection here

We’ll be announcing our Earth Day contest winner on Sunday, April 22. Our esteemed panel of judges (listed below) will be evaluating the collections based on depth of content, thoughtfulness, and success in spreading awareness through Facebook likes.

Meet the Earth Day Contest Judges

Vinod Khosla co-founded SunMicrosystems and now runs his own venture capital firm, Khosla Ventures. He the world’s leading investor in clean technology.

Chip Giller is the founder and president of Grist, one of the country’s leading source of news about the environment and sustainability. He has been honored with a Heinz Award for his media innovations and been named a TIME magazine “Hero of the Environment.”

Zem Joaquin is the founder and CEO of Ecofabulous, a leading website on sustainable living. She was previously an eco-editor at House & Garden, Domino and Architectural Digest.

Avital Binshtock Andrews is the lifestyle editor of Sierra, spearheading the magazine’s annual “Coolest Schools” issue, which ranks and reports on America’s greenest colleges. She also covers environmental issues for the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets.

Randy Paynter is the Founder and CEO of Care2.com. With over 18 million members, Care2 is the largest online community of people making a difference in healthy & green living, human rights and animal welfare.

Diana Dehm is the Host & Founder of Sustainability News & Entertainment™ Radio and the CEO of Sustainable Business Partnerships™, LLC. She spearheads collaborative efforts in the sustainability space though education, media, radio, and solutions based models.

Good luck!

And happy snipping (for the Earth!)


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