Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

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The 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony

Candidates represent the full spectrum of answers to environmental concerns

11.8.2017

There were originally supposed to be five finalists, but a strong class of candidates led the executive committee to include an extra contestant. On November 8, one of the them will get $100,000 to take their work further. The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making...

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12.4.2017

Nice Support for This “Environmental Genius” As a New Green Award Debuts

Inside Philanthropy featured an article about the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, hosted by IoES and funded as part of a $20 million gift to UCLA from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation.


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11.9.2017

What they’re reading: Pritzker Award candidates’ book recommendations

At last night’s Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award ceremony, our 2017 candidates shared copies of books that made a real difference in their lives. Here’s the list, for anyone who wants to think like a young environmental genius. Susana De Anda The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle “Once you dismiss all the labels and the...


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11.1.2017

Partnering with communities to save elephants

by Katie Rowe, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   Elephants are incredible animals, they create grasslands, germinate trees, build seasonal waterholes and they help other species survive during the dry season. These are just a few of the amazing ways they impact our landscape. My Name Is Katie Rowe, I live in Northern...


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11.1.2017

People of the Condor and Eagle

by Danfung Dennis, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   In the Amazon rainforest an ancient Indian prophecy warns of humankind splitting into two people. The people of the Condor would live in harmony with the earth. Their path would be guided by feeling and intuition. When the earth felt pain, they would feel...


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11.1.2017

Safe water is a right, not a privilege

by Susana De Anda, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   Safe water is a basic human right, not a privilege. Yet each year, more than one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water from the taps in their homes and schools. The water crisis impacts low-income communities the most, making it harder...


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11.1.2017

Satellite images for vivid environmental stories

by Dan Hammer, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   I don’t know what to trust in the news anymore. I have taken to reading The Onion for hard-hitting investigative journalism. This is an especially troubling proposition for environmentalism. Any efficient or equitable allocation of natural resources depends crucially on open and trustworthy information...


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11.1.2017

Making solar power affordable in developing countries

by Lesley Marincola, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   Globally, over 1 billion people are still not connected to the grid. Every year, this consumer base burns over $30 Billion (USD) of their hard-earned income on candles, disposable batteries and kerosene to meet their energy needs. These energy sources are expensive, inefficient and...


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7.28.2017

LA’s new cleantech chief and a champion for tomorrow’s talent

Vien Truong, Pritzker candidate, featured in GreenBiz.


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7.28.2017

It’s Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist

Lauren Kurtz, Pritzker candidate, featured in the New Republic.


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7.28.2017

Dream Corps and NAACP Get New Leaders

Vien Truong, director of the Dream Corps’s Green for All climate-justice program and Pritzker Award candidate, has been named chief executive officer.


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7.27.2017

Cooking in the American south

Pritzker Award candidate, Micheal Twitty, writes a book about his journey through African-American culinary history in the south. 


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7.27.2017

Meet the Pritzker candidates: 16-20

by Rebecca Ash Next month, we’ll announce the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalists. Until then, meet the final group of candidates for the award, which is dedicated to someone under age of 40. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been getting to know these individuals. Already accomplished in a range of fields—from elephant conservation to...