Individuals can make a difference, but it takes more than talent and hard work. It also takes the support of others. This annual award provides that support by uncovering promising young innovators and boosting their careers as champions for the environment.
The 2022 candidates
Our candidates include entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, business and environmental leaders from around the world. Having already demonstrated talent, they stand poised to address global concerns.
The first group of five candidates for the 2022 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award includes a solar energy entrepreneur, a biotech innovator, a behavioral scientist, a physician, and the CEO of EnviroVoters.
The second group of five candidates for the 2022 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award includes a wildlife conservationist, a health and climate advocate, the founder of a carbon emission tracking company, a solar inventor, and a remote sensing specialist.
The next group of candidates includes Latino environmental leaders, the CEO of a solar capsule company, an Antarctic oceanographer and an energy director advocating for the protection of Indigenous lands.