Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award
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The 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony
Candidates represent the full spectrum of answers to environmental concerns
The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making lasting change in the field of environmental sustainability. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes news commentator and author Van Jones, philanthropists Wendy Schmidt and Nicolas Berggruen, and Kathryn...
Miranda Wang in UN Environment
Our Pritzker winner Miranda Wang takes on plastic pollution, which traps wildlife, contaminates water and food, and leads to human health problems. With BioCellection, she has pioneered an invention that accepts and breaks down multiple kinds of shredded plastic waste in a way that is cheaper and more sustainable than current alternatives. In this UN...
Pritzker winner Miranda Wang in UN Environment
Pritzker winner, Miranda Wang, has been busy. This UN Environment article details what Wang and her company, BioCellection, have been up to.
Pritzker nominee, José González, in Bay Nature
Pritzker nominee José González is an experienced and passionate speaker, artist, nature-lover, science communicator and educator who founded Latino Outdoors. In Bay Nature he writes: “How Do People Know About Nature?” “Western science and indigenous knowledge are often presented as conflicting. But there are areas where they converge.”
BioCellection, co-founder win Pritzker environmental prize
Entrepreneur Miranda Wang and BioCellection, the Menlo Park-based company she co-founded, have been named the winners of the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award for 2018. The prestigious award, which includes a cash prize of $100,000, is funded by the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and was presented by the UCLA Institute of the Environment...
What they’re reading: 2018 Pritkzer Award candidates book recommendations
At this year’s 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award ceremony, each candidate shared a book that has impacted their lives. Here’s the list, for anyone who wants to think like a young environmental genius. Alexia Akbay Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence by Christian Parenti “As an ode to my most...
How The Iconic 1968 Earthrise Photo Changed Our Relationship To The Planet
Earthrise Media founder and our 2017 Pritzker winner, Dan Hammer, in Huffington Post. Earthrise Media‘s images were used in this article by Bill McKibben to discuss the impact of satellite imagery on our relationship to the planet.
José González in Bay Nature
Pritzker nominee and Latino Outdoors founder, José González writes about “The Consequences of Lines on a Map” in Bay Nature.
Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag
Dan Hammer, 2017 Pritzker award winner, is leading a project to make sense of Earth imagery — to help people “read” images like they read the news. Hammer, of Earthrise Media, worked with Reuters to plot the construction and expansion of 39 of these camps.
A 24-year-old has invented a new way to break down plastic waste and prevent it from landing in the ocean
Pritzker winner Miranda Wang is the cofounder and CEO of BioCellection, a company that focuses on recycling polyethylenes, the most common but least recyclable type of plastic. Most polyethylenes, like bubble wrap and plastic bags, end up in landfills. In early November, Wang’s company received a $100,000 prize for the invention from UCLA’s Institute of...
Pritzker finalist, Asha de Vos, on BBC’s 100 Women 2018
Asha de Vos was named in the BBC 100 Women: 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018. 23) Asha de Vos, 39 – Marine biologist, Sri Lanka. Asha works in the area of marine conservation to increase diversity, inclusivity and opportunity in the field.
My Journey to Create the Future of Plastic Recycling
Plastic pollution is a global crisis that results in wildlife entrapment, water and food contamination, and human health problems. Globally, only 9% of plastics produced are recycled; the rest is incinerated, landfilled, or exported to developing nations where they often enter marine habitats. At the current accumulation rate, the scientific community predicts there will be...
A local hero for every coastline
What if the solution to our greatest ocean challenge was trapped in the mind of a person from the developing world? Why wouldn’t it be? After all 70% of our coastlines are in this part of the world, but representation in marine conservation from these coastlines is negligible. What if all it took to harness...