Kory Arvizu-Johnson

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Environmental Activist
Phoenix, AZ

At age 20, Kory Arvizu-Johnson already has more than a decade of experience as an environmentalist. Last year she won the $100,000 Goldman Environmental Prize, the highest international honor for grassroots environmental activism. Her career started at age 9 when an older sisterís heart disease was attributed to industrial pollution. In response, Ms. Arvizu-Johnson founded Children for a Safe Environment. Her story has been profiled by Newsweek and the Ms. Foundation for Women, which named her one of the Top 10 Female Role Models for 1998.
 
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