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The 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony

Candidates represent the full spectrum of answers to environmental concerns

11.14.2018

 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...

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8.7.2018

Meet the Pritzker candidates: #11-15

By Sonia Aronson The next batch of candidates for the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award include environmental justice advocates and inventors finding ways to reduce stormwater runoff pollution and expand clean energy. They are as young as 18, and their work takes them around the world and to the most mysterious reaches of the...


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8.1.2018

Meet the Pritzker Award candidates: #6-10

By Sonia Aronson A faculty committee is in the process of selecting three finalists for this year’s Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. In the meantime, here’s the next group of five inventors, entrepreneurs and earth-shakers under age 40 who are making a significant impact in the field of sustainability. These candidates take on the most challenging environmental...


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7.26.2018

Meet the Pritzker Award candidates: #1-5

By Sonia Aronson Last week UCLA announced 20 candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to them One will take home $100,000 in November, but all are worthy of recognition. The Pritzker Award is given each year to someone under the age of 40 who is...


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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.