Manny Calonzo is an environmental advocate. Aided by the Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines – an organization he founded – he spearheaded the campaign that persuaded the Philippine government to enact a national ban on the production, use, and sale of lead paint. He then led the development of a third-party certification program to ensure that paint manufacturers meet this standard. For this important work, he was one of seven international recipients of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2018.
IPEN Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign