Destiny Watford: A Health Warrior for Clean Air
As a teenager, Destiny Watford launched a fight against supporters of an incinerator planned within a mile of her high school in Baltimore — and won. Watford and her classmates started an advocacy group, Free Your Voice, to rally support and educate residents in Maryland, where toxic emissions kill more people than any other state, according to a 2013 study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For her efforts, the Towson University senior became the one of the youngest honorees of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Watch this video to learn more about her story.