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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...


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7.25.2017

Meet the Pritzker candidates: 11-15

by Rebecca Ash Two weeks after the announcement of the inaugural Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, our 20 candidates continue to be narrowed down to five finalists. All under the age of 40, these environmentalists have shown innovation and leadership. Meet the next group. Their areas of expertise range from aerial spectral imagery to climate science litigation.  ...


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7.25.2017

Michael Twitty’s ‘The Cooking Gene’ Explores Intersection of Culture and Cuisine

(Pritzker candidate feature) Michael Twitty, writer, Judaic studies teacher, culinary historian and historical interpreter is a new kind of voice on the food scene. Twitty meshes cooking, food and history in a straight, no chaser kind of way. His first book, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, out...


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7.20.2017

Meet the Pritzker candidates: 6-10

by Rebecca Ash Deliberations continue to reduce 20 candidates to five finalists for the inaugural Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. With $100,000 at stake, meet the next group of contestants. Despite being under the age of 40, their accomplishments are impressive, and their areas of expertise range from satellite imagery technology to promoting environmental solutions...


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7.19.2017

Downtown Yonkers: A Cleaner, Greener Place to Call Home

Pritzker nominee featured in the New York Times.  


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7.18.2017

Meet the Pritzker candidates: 1-5

by Rebecca Ash Last week UCLA announced the 20 inaugural candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. The award is the first to target environmental leaders under the age of 40 who are on the verge of making a groundbreaking change. The candidates were nominated by a group of environmental leaders and, after evaluation,...


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7.18.2017

Hawaii accelerator CEO makes short list for national environmental award

Elemental Excelerator co-founder and CEO Dawn Lippert has made the short list for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. Lippert, who heads the Honolulu-based accelerator, is one of 20 nominees for the award, which is aimed at recognizing scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, activists or artists under the age of 40, “who stands poised to make a game-changing difference,”...


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7.13.2017

Behind a New “Genius” Award for Young Environmentalists

“For young innovators just starting out … awards can open doors and inspire investors. They can mean the difference between grand success or ideas prematurely scrapped for lack of support,” the announcement states. The winner takes home $100,000.