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Pritzker Finalist Leah Penniman in Yahoo! Finance: America’s Black farmers work to uproot racism

Soul Fire Farm, is a “BIPoC-centered community farm” — the acronym standing for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The 80-acre (32-hectare) farm was founded in 2011 by an African-American activist, Leah Penniman, and her husband Jonah Vitale-Wolff. It specializes in medicinal herbs, such as mint, bee balm, St. John’s wort and calendula, and vegetables,...


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Video: Pritzker Finalist Leah Penniman in Yahoo! New: This Farmer Is Determined To Use Food To Help End Racism & Injustice

Soul Fire Farm manager & co-director and 2020 Pritzker Award finalist Leah Penniman explains how the community training farm educates young people + delivers food to people in need.


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2020 Pritzker Finalist Leah Penniman in Mic: Our food system is broken and racist. Meet the farmers trying to change the way we eat

“You have to wonder how we as a society justify that approximately 98% of the farmable land in this country is white-owned,’ says 2020 Pritzker finalist and co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman. 


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Pritzker Finalist Clara Pratte in Good News Network: Solar-Powered Panels Pull Water Out of the Air For Navajo Families Who Have None

What if there was a way of pulling vapor from the atmosphere and bringing it through faucets as clean, drinkable water. Harnessing the power of the sun, Zero Mass Water’s Source hydropanels do just that. “We are excited to help shine a light on the potential of Hydropanels to help solve the clean water access...


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2020 Pritzker Finalist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner in The Conversation — Fridays for Future: how the young climate movement has grown since Greta Thunberg’s lone protest

The climate strike movement has grown into a network of global campaigns focused on systemic change to tackle the climate crisis. In the process, young people have outgrown the mainstream environmental movement. They don’t want recognition in the world of today. They want a new world, and they are building it.  In 2014, the then...


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Meet the 2020 Pritzker Award Candidates #16-21

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...