This year, I found it invigorating to see the award go to Kimberly Wasserman Nieto, who is one of the most committed and determined leaders in the long fight waged in my city to close Chicago's Fisk and Crawford coal plants.
The struggle against Fisk and Crawford power plants has been ongoing for decades. Today the issue has effectively perked the ears of politicians. How influenced were they by the rapid gentrification of Pilsen?
What kind of world will we leave behind for our children? What can we as parents do to ensure our children do not suffer the health effects of dangerous air quality and industry and government negligence?