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ELP Alum Wins Goldman Prize

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The 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize was awarded in April to Prigi Arisandi (left, teaching locals how to monitor water quality) for his community-based work restoring and monitoring Indonesia’s polluted Surabaya River, a source of drinking water to millions of people. Arisandi and his wife Daru Rini, who works closely with him in their conservation organization, are both graduates of CNR’s Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP).

Arisandi, who won for the “Islands” region, is the second ELP graduate in three years to win the prestigious prize, the world’s largest annual grassroots environmental prize.

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