Honoring those who make a difference

At the heart of GREENTECH FESTIVAL, the GREEN AWARDS celebrate the most innovative projects and minds. With esteemed guests from all over the world and an interactive livestream, it was definitely a night to remember. Thank you to everyone who joined us and congratulations to all our winners and nominees – you can watch the ceremony via the stream below!

GREEN AWARDS 2020 WINNERS

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.

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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.

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LIVE LOVE RECYCLE

LIVE LOVE RECYCLE

Category: Start-Up

Live Love Recycle is the world’s first crowd-sourced recycling platform to encourage urban waste collection, based on a mobile application that connects the citizens of Beirut with the recycling facilities. They also continuously promote good practices regarding ecology and waste sorting.

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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.

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KIARA NIRGHIN
JANE GOODALL

DR 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.

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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”.

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