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Your Call: Environmental justice activists changing their communities

Zuzana Caputova (Eslovaquia), Destiny Watford (EE.UU.), Máxima Acuña, Leng Ouch (Camboya), Edward Loure (Tanzania); Jorge Rivera Herrera (Puerto Rico)";

On the April 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with two of the six environmental activists who have won this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize. These environmental warriors work against all odds to protect the environment and their communities.

They often work in countries where violence and death threats against environmental defenders are on the rise. How are environmental justice activists changing their communities for the better? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Destiny Watford, member of Free Your Voice in Baltimore, MD, a human rights committee of United Workers

Edward Loure, executive director of the Ujamaa-Community Resource Team in Tanzania

Web Resources:

Goldman Environmental Prize   

Washington Post: This Baltimore 20-year-old just won a huge international award for taking out a giant trash incinerator

The Guardian: Tanzanian land rights victory earns Masaai leader Goldman prize

The Guardian: 'Even though I know my life is at risk, I still try to save the forest’