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GREEN AWARDS
CELEBRATING THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
At the heart of GREENTECH FESTIVAL, the GREEN AWARDS celebrate the most innovative projects and minds. The award honors outstanding personalities, institutions, companies, start-ups and innovations. A glamorous tribute to the best sustainable ideas worldwide.
GREEN AWARDS
ONLINE VOTING 22.02.-15.03.

Select your favorite in our four categories. You have one vote per category.

Congratulations to all
our GREEN AWARDS winners
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ZENCITY
Category: Green Future
Designed as an intuitive tool for local governments, Zencity uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to help transform millions of data points into meaningful actionable insights. Based on the needs and priorities of their communities, local governments can make smart decisions without the help of elaborate surveys, hotlines, social media tracking, and committee meetings. Zencity also takes into account the wishes of silent minorities and is already used in 160 cities.
Our new category GREEN FUTURE was presented for the very first time at our partner’s online event: Audi’s “Day of Progress” on February 9th.
LIVE LOVE RECYCLE
LIVE LOVE RECYCLE
Category: Start-Up
Designed as an intuitive tool for local governments, Zencity uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to help transform millions of data points into meaningful actionable insights. Based on the needs and priorities of their communities, local governments can make smart decisions without the help of elaborate surveys, hotlines, social media tracking, and committee meetings. Zencity also takes into account the wishes of silent minorities and is already used in 160 cities.
SOLAR FOODS
SOLAR FOODS
Category: Innovation
Solar Foods created a methodology to produce a unique protein-based powder called “Solein®”, born from an equally extraordinary bioprocess of electricity and air. Its fully natural fermentation process is similar to the production of yeast, resulting in the purest and most sustainable protein in the world. Instead of causing global warming, the CO2 as a raw material can be used to feed the world’s population and reduce the number of farmlands and animal keepings. Natural in taste and appearance, Solein vanishes into your daily meal, while simultaneously maintaining its rich nutritional value.
ECOSIA
ECOSIA
Category: Impact
Ecosia is like any other search engine, with one major difference: it uses its profits to plant trees. The trees benefit people, the environment and local economies. Ecosia knows trust has to be earned, which is why they publish their monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts. This way everyone can hold them accountable as they follow their journey to a reforested world. Their servers run on 100% renewable energy, which makes searching with Ecosia more than just CO2 neutral. You actually remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Ecosia is privacy friendly so they don’t sell your data to advertisers.
KIARA NIRGHIN
KIARA NIRGHIN
Category: Youngster
At 16, Kiara Nirghin won the grand prize at the Google Science Fair and the Community Impact Award with her solution to the worldwide drought. Kiara has developed a unique super-absorbent polymer that holds hundreds of times its weight in water when stored in soil. It is biodegradable, inexpensive and free of harmful chemicals, unlike the manmade materials currently used. The polymer, made entirely from waste products, improves the environment, increases the chance for plants to sustain growth by 84% during a drought and can increase food security by 73% in disaster-struck areas.
JANE GOODALL
JANE GOODALL
Category: Lifetime Achievement
Dr Goodall’s work has fundamentally changed the relationship that we as humans have with other animals. She has dedicated her life to the preservation of the world in which we live and continues to inspire so many with her passion.
KERING
KERING
Category: Green Organisation
In 2019, the World Economic Forum named Kering as the most sustainable company in luxury, apparel and accessories and second-most sustainable across all industries together. In the same year Kering initiated the first animal welfare standards for Luxury and Fashion and attained an 88% traceability for their key raw materials with the goal to reach 100% by 2025. In the words of Kering’s chair and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, “Luxury and sustainability are one and the same and the business model of the future must be a sustainable one”.
Have a look at last year’s ceremony
JURY & VOTING PROCESS
Aki
Tuncer
Retail Relationship Manager Europe Country Manager D.A.CH.
KnowledgeCotton Apparel
Alec
Völkel
Musician
The BossHoss
Alexander
Kölpin
Managing Director
seed + speed Ventures
Anastasia
Zampounidis
Author and Host
Asher
Jay
Entrepreneur and explorer
Christian
v . d . Brincken
CEO
Ströer
Christina
Sternitzke
Owner
Sternitzke Consulting
Dagmar
Rosenfeld
Chief Editor
DIE WELT
Dirk
Baur
President Marketing Labs
Universal Music Germany
Dr. Andreas
Jentzsch
Managing Director and Senior Partner
BCG
Dr. Dirk
Stenkamp
CEO
TÜV Nord
Dr. Heike
Schiffler
Circular Economy Director
Tetra Pak
Dr. Joachim
Damasky
Managing Director
German Association of the Automotive Industry
Dr. Michael
Kummermehr
Founding Partner
Hyazinth
Dr. Richard
Lutz
CEO
DB
Dr. - Ing. Stefan
Franzke
CEO
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
Fionn
Ferreira
Keynote speaker and CEO at Fionn & Co.
Florian
Kohler
Owner
Gmund
Franziska
Knuppe
Model
Génica
Schefgen
Head of Ecosia Germany
Ecosia
Georges
Bitar
CEO
Live Love Recycle
Hardy
Krüger jr.
Actor
Jan-Claudio
Munoz
Head of Media
EQUITY
Joe
Schilling
Editor
Technology Review
Jürgen
Kornmann
Chief Marketing Officer
DB
Kat
Borlongan
Director
La Frech Tech
Kerstin
Landsmann
Actress
Kiara
Nirghin
Winner 2020 in the Category Youngster
Konrad
Bergström
President
xShore
Luisa
Dellert
Sustainability and Politics Influencer
Marco
Vollmar
Managing Director
WWF Germany
Mark
Griffiths
Global Leader Climate Business Hub
WWF Germany
Michael
Bültmann
Managing Director
HERE Deutschland
Michael
Deffert
Actor, Voice Actor
Mirjam
Staub-Bisang
Managing Director
Blackrock
Nina
Eichinger
Actress
Olivier
Wenden
Vice President
Prince Albert Foundation
Pasi
Vainikka
CEO
Solar Foods
Prof. Dr. Christopher
Hebling
Director Division Energy Technologies and Systems
Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE
Prof. Dr. Claudia
Kemfert
Head of Department
German Institute for Economic Research
Ralf
Eschemann
Vice President
UPS Europe
Robert Marc
Lehmann
Marine Biologist, scientific diver
Robert
Pölzer
Chief Editor
BUNTE
Roger
Gilles
Head of EU & NATO Communications
Boeing International
Ronja
Baller
Senior Business Development Manager Environment & Renewable Energy
Department for International Trade
Sascha
Vollmer
Musician
The BossHoss
Steffen
Szeidl
CEO
Drees & Sommer
Thomas
Heinze
Actor
Till F.
Esser
General Manager
NH Hotel Group
Dr.
Michael
Müller
Director Global Brand Strategy
AUDI
Silja
Pieh
Chief Strategy Officer
AUDI
Dr. Rüdiger
Recknagel
Managing Director
AUDI Environmental Foundation
SCREENING & CHOOSING
The TOP6 are being selected with the help of our nomination committee.
VOTING
The TOP3 in each category will be chosen through an online vote – two by our Jury and one by the public online voting. The GREEN AWARDS jury choses then the winners in a special meeting, all monitored by TÜV NORD.
AWARDS
The winners get awarded during the awards ceremony on June, 18.
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