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Pritzker Projects | 2021

Empowering communities to fight climate change

Pritzker Award Affiliate: Randall Winston, policy fellow from Elemental Excellerator’s Policy Lab. Dawn Lippert is the founder and CEO of Elemental Excellerator and was nominated for the Pritzker Genius Award in 2017. 

Impact Fellow: Edith de Guzman (IoES Ph.D. candidate)

Project objective: To develop a framework for implementing a program modeled on California’s successful Transformative Climate Communities program at the national level. 

Activity includes: Edith provided support to Randall on program development tasks including conducting a readiness assessment for target regions and communities; doing research on Elemental Excelerator portfolio companies to determine suitability to participate in the national TCC program; providing communications support; providing legislative advocacy support; and other tasks as needed.