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.
A spark for rising stars
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.meet the candidates
“The Emerging Environmental Genius Award is an early investment in our future, giving today’s top young minds the community and financial support that will take their ideas to the next level.”
Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group
Dysmus Kisilu wins UCLA’s Pritzker Award for environmental innovators
Dysmus Kisilu was honored for finding an environmentally friendly way to help small Kenyan farms preserve their produce in order to sell it during periods of peak demand. | Photo by Damon Cirulli
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.
The final group of candidates for the 2022 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award includes a government official, an environmental startup evaluator, an epidemiologist and a wildlife director.
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Meet the first 5 candidates for the 2022 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award! Their expertise includes solar energy, the bioeconomy, behavioral science, politics & medicine @illu_works, @MGL_MakeGrowLab, @swetac, @luciacoulter, @MaryCreasman_ https://t.co/uBfgBXo6Qx pic.twitter.com/leaFNGo1wy— UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability (@UCLAIoES) July 19, 2022