Brower Youth Award Winner Marisol Becerra

Youth Leads in Environmental Protection
Marisol Becerra

Fighting pollution in Little Village

Brower Youth Awards winner Marisol Becerra was recognized for her organizing work around local environmental pollutants in Little Village, Chicago. Marisol started her own youth project, after she volunteered with Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) to map the toxins found within 150 blocks of her predominantly Mexican-American community. See more about her project at


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