Destiny Watford

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Destiny Watford (kushoto) na Nancy Pelosi, 2016.

Destiny Watford ni mwanaharakati wa mazingira kutoka Marekani. Alishinda tuzo ya mazingira ya Goldman Environmental Prize mnamo 2016.[1][2][3]

Biografia[hariri | hariri chanzo]

Watford alilelewa katika ghuba la Curtis, Maryland, katika eneo lenye uchafuzi mkubwa wa hewa.[4][5][6] Alipokuwa shule ya upili, alianza kampeni ya utetezi dhidi ya mradi wa kuchoma moto ambao ulikuwa umeidhinishwa na jiji na serikali, na ungeweza kuchoma tani 4,000 za taka kwa siku.[5] Zaidi ya miaka minne, aliongoza utetezi na wanafunzi wengine katika shule ya upili ya Benjamin Franklin kulingana na wasiwasi juu ya athari za kiafya kutokana na uchafuzi zaidi wa hewa katika eneo hilo, pamoja na kuenea kwa pumu ambayo tayari imepatikana katika jamii ya huko.[6][7] Kazi yao ilijumuisha utafiti juu ya sera za matumizi ya ardhi na ukanda, pamoja na kushawishi maafisa wa shule na serikali. Mnamo mwaka wa 2016, Idara ya Mazingira ya Maryland ilifuta mradi wa kuchoma moto.[8][9]

Alisoma katika Chuo Kikuu cha Towson.[10] Mnamo 2018, aliwasilisha kwenye mkutano wa Facing Race Conference.[11] Katika umri wa miaka 16, alianzisha kikundi cha utetezi cha Free Your Voice,[3][12] ambacho sasa ni sehemu ya shirika la haki za binadamu la United Workers.[13]

Tuzo na kutambuliwa[hariri | hariri chanzo]

Watford amepokea tuzo na sifa mbali mbali, pamoja na tuzo ya mazingira ya Goldman Environmental Prize mnamo 2016, na pia kutambuliwa kama shujaa wa Jumuiya ya Birdland mnamo 2016,[14] Time Next Generation Leader 2016,[15] na Essence Work 100 Woman.[16]

Kuongea mbele ya watu[hariri | hariri chanzo]

  • Mnenaji mnamo 2017 TEDxMidAtlantic[17]
  • Mnenaji katika mkutano wa Facing Race National Conference 2018[11]
  • Mnenaji mkuu katika mkutano wa 2018 University of Maryland Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium[18]
  • Mnenaji mkuu katika mkutano wa New Mexico Clean Energy Conference[19]
  • Mnenaji mkuu 2019 katika mkutano wa Celebrating 'The power of 10' Chuo Kikuu cha Towson[20]

Marejeo[hariri | hariri chanzo]

  1. Destiny Watford (en-US).
  2. Worland, Jason (October 8, 2020). Fighting for Environmental Justice on the Streets of Baltimore.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "This Brave Baltimore Student Shut Down the Nation's Largest Trash Incinerator", The Weather Channel, April 26, 2016. 
  4. "Curtis Bay youth wins award for campaign against Fairfield incinerator", Baltimore Sun, April 18, 2016. Retrieved on 2021-05-15. Archived from the original on 2021-05-10. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Baltimore student takes on gov't, saves town from more pollution", CBS News, April 19, 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fears, Darryl. "This Baltimore 20-year-old just won a huge international award for taking out a giant trash incinerator", Washington Post, April 18, 2016. (en-US) 
  7. "This 20 year-old stopped the largest trash incinerator in the U.S. from being built", Business Insider, April 20, 2016. 
  8. Meet the black activist who derailed a big polluting project before graduating college (en-us) (2016-04-18).
  9. "How a trash incinerator — Baltimore's biggest polluter — became 'green' energy", Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2017. 
  10. TU in the News: Destiny Watford '17 wins international award for activism (en).
  11. 11.0 11.1 Destiny Watford (en). Jalada kutoka ya awali juu ya 2021-11-27. Iliwekwa mnamo 2021-05-15.
  12. Inc, Younts Design. Youth Environmental Activism / Expert Q&A: Destiny Watford, Charles Graham, & Evan Maminski (en-US).
  13. "How Destiny Watford went from 'just' a teenager to acclaimed activist", The Daily Record, August 18, 2016. 
  14. Birdland Hero: Destiny Watford | 06/25/2016 (en).
  15. Meet the 20-Year-Old Who Stood Up to a Major Company—and Won.
  16. Kwateng-Clark, Danielle (August 1, 2017). ESSENCE Black Girl Magic: Meet The 20-Year-Old Environmentalist Fighting For Her Community (en-US).
  17. Watford, Destiny, How one student activist helped her community stop a polluting incinerator (in English), retrieved 2021-05-01 
  18. 2018 Symposium (en-US).
  19. Clean Energy Conference w/ Goldman Prize Winner Destiny Watford :: Sustainability Studies Program | The University of New Mexico.
  20. Celebrating ‘The Power of 10’ (en).