Goldman Prize Winner Evgenia Chirikova: Fighting for the 'Green Lungs' of Moscow

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Goldman Prize Winner Evgenia Chirikova: Fighting for the 'Green Lungs' of Moscow

Today the Goldman Environmental Foundation awards six grassroots heroes for their environmental activism.

For the past 23 years, the prize has been awarded to environmental activists in the world’s six inhabited continental regions.

Among the winners this year is Evgenia Chirikova of Russia who's been working tireless to protect the Khimki Forest, the “green lungs" of Moscow, from a highway that would destroy the forest.

The video below from the Goldman Prize highlights her work:

Click here to see videos on the activism the other five winners of this year's Goldman Prize have been doing.

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