Message from the Director

Marilyn Mosley Gordanier

Dearest Laureates,

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, I send you greetings for an abundant year full of hope for our future. This has been a busy year for the Global 500 Environmental Forum and our Laureate members.

View Our New Website
Welcome to our new website ( Our site provides updates from our Laureates, a searchable directory, information about the Global 500 Roll of Honor, our Forum, and access to the latest news. We are proud of your work, and want to ensure a lasting tribute to your contribution.

Join our Facebook Site
Have you joined our Facebook site? The Global 500 Environmental Forum Facebook site is growing quickly and many environmental groups are linking to our page. Please encourage your government, organizations, partners, and friends to join in celebrating your important contribution. Once you have joined, you can post your latest updates directly on the site, or send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Searchable Directory
We regularly update the Global 500 Directory. Our new, revised and highly searchable directory is easy to navigate. If you find some information that needs updating please contact us here.

Laureate Updates
Special thanks to our Laureates who have diligently sent updates, all of which are posted on the Global 500 website and our Facebook page. Please continue to send your updates to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or post directly on our Facebook site.

Join Our Newest Project – Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women Virtual Symposia
We invite you to participate in our Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women virtual symposium series. These webinars provide our highly accomplished United Nations Global 500 Laureates the opportunity to share their projects, passions, and wisdom with public and private school students around the globe.

Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women are conducted using an online symposium format, in which Laureates present their chosen topic, supported by a slide show, viewable by all the attendants. Our symposia have the feeling of a lecture hall, except that everything takes place in students’ homes and classrooms, located all around the world. Here is a link to some of the past year’s presentations.

Speakers Included:

  • Mary Maranville, Robert Swann, Journey to Antarctica, May 21, 2011
  • Lily Venizelos, Saving the Sea Turtle, March 17, 2011
  • Christina Stevens, The Visionary Kingdom of Bhutan, February 22, 2011
  • Marion Stoddard, Saving the Nashua River, January 27, 2011
  • Dorin Prunariu, Travel to Outer Space With the First Romanian Astronaut, October 23, 2010

For more information, email Marilyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, President
Global 500 Environmental Forum