by Ashley Kruythoff The first five candidates for the 2020 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award address issues including river pollution, inequity and coexistence with wildlife. From ensuring ecosystem restoration to enhancing emergency response technologies, this year’s candidates are solving difficult problems. Ankit Agarwal Founder & CEO of Phool During Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights,...
Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award
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 2020 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
2020 Pritzker finalists: Clara Lee-Pratte, Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Leah Penniman
In a tumultuous and uncertain year, the creative efforts of three young environmental leaders offer a breath of fresh air.
By Sonia Aronson The next five candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award are pioneering breakthrough inventions in tree planting, DNA scanning and solar power. They include a Marshallese poet who intertwines a legacy of environmental racism with a call to climate action through powerful artwork and a scientist investigating how plastic waste in...
by Ashley Kruythoff Our next five candidates for the 2020 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award are uplifting female scientists based in Africa. They are providing homeowners with retail wind power, conserving wildlife in overlooked places and using the power of art to inspire climate action. From harnessing inspiration from nature to creating biodegradable goods, these...
Meet the 2020 Pritzker Candidates #16-21 By Sonia Aronson It’s no secret that environmental issues are also social and racial issues — which makes it critical to develop comprehensive, resilient solutions. Our last six candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award are pioneering innovative approaches to solve pressing environmental problems, displaying a fierce determination...
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I’m a finalist for the 2020 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius award 🙈! Accolades aren’t everything but this one felt really meaningful, & came at a time when I needed the affirmation about the work I do. Thanks @SusanAlzner for nominating me 🙏 https://t.co/DBH8pvqueu— Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner (@kathykijiner) September 4, 2020