Internationally-Renowned Environmental Leader Marina Silva Visits San Francisco Bay Area

Trip agenda includes roundtable discussion with Bay Area environmental leaders, Bioneers presentations

San Francisco, CA – In a rare visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, 1996 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Marina Silva will introduce the Bay Area environmental community to her newly-launched center on sustainable development, Instituto Marina Silva, at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Goldman Prize and Amazon Watch.

What:
Roundtable discussion led by Marina Silva on pressing environmental issues facing global community and her new institute dedicated to inspiring public action for positive change.

When:
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Reception with light refreshments to follow.

Where:
Goldman Environmental Prize offices
160 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200, San Francisco

About Marina Silva

Marina Silva was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1996 for protecting millions of hectares in the Brazilian Amazon. She went on to become a National Senator, the Brazilian Minister of the Environment, and a 2010 Presidential candidate obtaining nearly 20 percent of the vote. Just this summer, Marina Silva represented the global environmental movement at the Olympic Games in London, carrying the banner at the opening ceremonies alongside UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and boxing legend Muhammad Ali. She recently launched Instituto Marina Silva, a nonprofit sustainable development education and advocacy center. She will be in the Bay Area to deliver a keynote address at the 2012 Bioneers Annual Conference.

About the Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize was established in 1989 by late San Francisco civic leaders and philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman. Prize winners are selected by an international jury from confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide network of environmental organizations and individuals. For additional information about the Prize and previous winners visit www.goldmanprize.org.

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