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Our #WomanCrushWednesday is Mackenzie Feldman ( @kenzief808 ) -- a 23-year-old from Honolulu, Hawaii, the founder of Herbicide-Free Campus ( @herbicidefreecampus ), a campaign to ban herbicides at schools. She expanded the Herbicide-Free Campus campaign from UC Berkeley to getting glyphosate banned in the entire UC system, to efforts nationwide with the mission of eliminating herbicides from every school for public health and the environment.
Mackenzie has witnessed her community poisoned by toxics in their water and their land destroyed by big chemical corporations, and helped advocate to get herbicides banned from public schools in Hawaii. Her work is inspired by the fact that Hawaii is ground zero for the most GMO seed testing out of anywhere in the country. She recently won a 2019 Brower Youth Award and hopes to have a far-reaching impact that will lead us to a toxic-free world, where farmworkers, families, children, animals, and ecosystems will no longer be exposed to harmful pesticides. #WCW