3.5 page about a Goldman Prize Recipient – Ma Jun



Cover page

• Print an image of the Goldman Prize winner on your cover page.

• Include the following:

Your first & last name

Environmental Problems & Solutions

Winter 2020

” Name of the person your profile is on.


A biography tells the life story of a person. Write your profile as a narrative (descriptive essay), not a list of questions and answers.

Research questions

The following are provided to assist you in your research. You may find that you’re unable to answer all of the questions. The information available on each Goldman Prize recipients varies.

Who are they?

• When were they born?

• Where did they grow up?

• Describe their childhood.

• What was an influential (significant) moment in their life?

• What year did they receive the Goldman Environmental Prize?

• What is their campaign (cause)?

• When did they start? Who else is involved?

• How do they survive (i.e. pay the bills)?

• Has there been any backlash (hostility, conflict)? With whom? Why?

• What is their philosophy of life (overall vision or attitude)?

• Why did they speak out?

• What did they express in their acceptance speech at the Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony?

Word length

• Minimum of three (3) pages of text, typed (not including images).

• 12-sized font (any style).

• Double-spaced.

” Note: 3 full pages, not 2½ or 2¼.

• Print single-sided.


• Augment (add to) your profile with visuals (pictures, maps, graphs, cartoons, etc.). Give each visual a title.


• Investigate more than the Goldman Environmental Prize website.

• Use additional sources (e.g. other Internet sites, books, magazine articles, news clips, documentaries, etc.).

• Research tools:

Google Scholar


Research Databases

See the SFSU Library webpage


Bibliography page

• Correctly cite all sources.

• Internet material: Only providing the URL (web address) is insufficient.

• Staple at the back of your paper.

Examples of bibliographic format

You may use MLA, APA or Chicago to cite your sources.


Flannery, Tim. (2010). Here on Earth. The Natural History of the Planet. New York,

Atlantic Monthly Press.

Book with multiple authors:

de Freitas, Chris, Perry, Martin. (2012). New Environmentalism. Managing New

Zealand’s Environmental Diversity. New York, Springer.

Chapter in an edited book:

Brown, Sandy., Getz, Christy. (2011). Farmworker Food Insecurity and the Production of

Hunger in California. In Alkon, Alison., Agyeman, Julian, editors Cultivating Food

Justice. Race, Class and Sustainability. Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press: 121-146.

Newspaper article:

Lipton, Eric., Williams, Brooke., Confessore, Nicholas. (2014). Foreign Powers Buy

Influence at Think Tanks. The New York Times. September 7: p. A1.


Global Issues. (2014). Nature and Animal Conservation.

http://www.globalissues.org/article/177/nature-and-animal-conservation (last accessed January 19, 2014).


USDOT (United States Department of Transportation), Bureau of Transportation

Statistics. (2003). Highlights of the 2001 National Household Travel Survey.

Washington, DC.

FYI: Further examples/guidance is provided at the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) website:

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