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Towson U student wins prestigious award for environmental activism

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 10:57:28-04

A Towson University student has received international recognition for her environmental justice work in the Curtis Bay community.

Destiny Watford was honored with the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her efforts to keep a giant incinerator out of her south Baltimore neighborhood.

The award is given annually to just one person on each continent.

The 21-year-old activist was also named one of Time magazine’s 10 Next Generation Leaders.

Curtis Bay, an industrial community, ranks as one of the most polluted areas in our state. Watford told Time that she wants to eliminate the belief that nothing will ever change in her community.

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