November 25, 2017

tributes (received)

Tributes received by Edward Goldsmith. See also obits (received)

New gate commemorates Teddy Goldsmith and The Way

The Way Gate - Richmond Park

Tercentenary gates unveiled at Richmond Park Richmond Park has unveiled a new set of gates—the St Paul’s Cathedral tercentenary gates—which take pride of place at the entrance to Sidmouth Woods and frame the park’s famous view across the capital. The two words on the gate—The Way—is an epitaph to Edward Goldsmith, author of the book […]

Memories of Teddy


This page has been created to record personal memories of  Teddy (listed in order of surname). To contribute, please contact the editors. Further tributes and obituaries, taking the form of full length articles, can be found under obits (received) and tributes (received). For obituaries hosted on other websites see Obituaries for Edward Goldsmith. “He was […]

The Godfather of Green

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Having launched The Ecologist 37 years ago, Teddy Goldsmith has been instrumental in everything from the setting up of the world’s first political green party to being the first to expose many of the problems associated with global development, such as giant dams and nuclear power. Now 79, he is as vociferous as ever, but […]

Eco-hero – Edward Goldsmith

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From the Telegraph Magazine, 16 December 2006. By Annabel Freyberg. “Why aren”t more people angry?” the environmentalist Edward Goldsmith asks. “Modern man is wrecking the planet and doing so at an increasingly rapid rate.” For more than 35 years Goldsmith has questioned the orthodoxies of the developed world. A brave and visionary activist and thinker […]

A true hero of the Earth

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Katherine Victoria Goldsmith reflects on how her husband Edward Goldsmith, founder of The Ecologist, spurned a life of easy privilege to spend his life studying, writing and vigorously opposing the established ideas of economic progress – in the process galvanising the environmental movement worldwide. Adapted from an article printed in the Arab Ecologist in January […]

On receiving the 1991 Honorary Right Livelihood Award

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On December 9th, 1991 Edward Goldsmith received an Honorary Right Livelihood Award, “. . . For his uncompromising critique of industrialism and promotion of environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives to it.” The speech that he gave on receiving the Award is reproduced below, after the introduction. Edward Goldsmith For over 30 years Edward Goldsmith […]

Uncle Teddy

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This is a chapter about Teddy Goldsmith from Green Warriors by the prodigious environmental writer Fred Pearce. Green Warriors was edited by Jill Black, and published by The Bodley Head, London, 10 January 1991. The publisher’s synopsis reads: “As the century comes to a close and we begin to comprehend the scale and brutality of […]