Acceptance Speech by Nohra Padilla, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

Nohra Padilla won the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize for organizing Bogota’s marginalized waste pickers to make recycling a legitimate part of Colombia’s waste management.

The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s largest prize for grassroots environmentalists. Each of the winners, chosen from the planet’s six inhabited continental regions, demonstrate exceptional courage and commitment, often working at great risk to protect our environment. In the process, they inspire the rest of us to do the same.