Environmental Faculty, Alumni, and Students Join 2015 Goldman Prize Celebration

On Earth Day, March 22, the DC environmental community, including several people from American University Washington College of Law, came together in Washington, DC to celebrate the 2015 recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize. The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded each year to grassroots environmental leaders, one each from Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, Central and South America, and Island nations. The winners have all done work to protect the environment and their communities against environmental harms. The DC ceremony celebrated the inspiring environmental leaders on Earth Day. Many members of the DC environmental community including Professor David Hunter, several WCL alumni in the DC area, and current WCL students attended the ceremony to celebrate the winners. WCL was well represented at the ceremony by students: Tais Ludwig ('16) and Emelyne Calimoutou (LL.M '15); alumni Erika Lennon ('08), Carla Garcia Zendejas (LL.M '97), Yulia Genin (LL.M '13), Nada Naseri (LL.M '14), and Paulo Lopes ('11); and faculty and adjuncts: David Hunter and Katie Redford.