Marina Silva has dedicated over 30 years of service to public life. She has been elected councilwoman, state representative and twice as a senator. She was Minister of the Environment and Presidential Candidate for the Green Party. She has received more than 50 national and international awards. In 2012 she was honoured during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics for her efforts to develop world peace. In 2012, she became an Honorary Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the World Conservation Congress.