Larta Institute CSO Carlos Gutierrez On Nominating Board for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

By June 25, 2020December 17th, 2020Blog
CSO carlos gutierrez on nominating board for pritzker emerging environmental genius award

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability will  Announce the Award Candidates this July

Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is preparing to announce the nominees for this year’s UCLA Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. Larta’s CSO, Carlos Gutierrez, is an official nominator for the award and will select one lucky candidate to be up for the $100,000 prize.

The award is given annually to a scientist, entrepreneur, engineer, activist or artist—under the age of 40—who stands poised to make a game-changing difference. The winner will be able to keep the prize or have the prize sent to the non-profit or for-profit business of their choice. In addition, two follow-up finalists will receive $5,000 each, to keep or send to the non-profit or for-profit business of their choice. Funds for the award are made possible as part of a  $20 million gift to UCLA from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation.

Tony Pritzker, Managing Partner of the Pritzker Group shares, “The Emerging Environmental Genius Award is an early investment in our future, giving today’s top young minds the community and financial support that will take their ideas to the next level.”

The candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award are expected to be announced in July and the ceremony will be held on December 16, 2020 at UCLA. If COVID-19 permits, the winner will be announced in front of an intimate audience of environmental leaders.

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About UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) is an interdisciplinary center for research and education that moves science to action on the front lines of environmental progress. The IoES is home to eight research centers, two graduate degree programs and the undergraduate Environmental Science B.S. program, and more than 60 participating faculty from over 25 campus units. This group is for faculty, staff, and alumni of the IoES’ graduate and undergraduate degree programs wishing to connect, collaborate, and build sustainable solutions for the broader world.