At this year’s The GLOBE Program annual meeting, YLACES president and founder Dixon Butler presented the 2020 YES Medal to David Padgett.
David is a true trailblazer—he is THE original geospatial practitioner to apply the use of geoscience to improve understanding of and access to data about environmental justice issues. He serves as Associate Professor of Geography at Tennessee State University (TSU) and is TSU’s GLOBE Trainer and Partner since 2001.
With his YES Medal award, David selected two organizations to support—Earth Matters Tennessee, based in Nashville, and the GreenDoor Initiative based in Detroit, a partner in the IEI Collaborative. David selected these two community-based organizations because they have a long and successful track record of training youth and young professionals in the areas of sustainability, technology, and environmental justice.
Learn more about David’s work on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/ejFKmHifkv4