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LONDON Date 10th August 2011 – The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™, a global programme that recognises innovative and creative approaches to sustainability, is now searching the globe for true sustainability heroes. It’s being judged by some of the world’s most influential sustainability experts and media luminaries internationally including the former presidential candidate for Brazil, Marina Silva, Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-in-Chief, AOL Huffington Post Media Group, David de Rothschild, Environmentalist & Explorer and Sir Crispin Tickell, the former President of the Royal Geographical Society .

Sustainable innovation around technology is an important focus as businesses embark on the journey to a green revolution. And so the race is on to search the globe to unearth this year’s shining examples of innovation and creativity that will inspire our generation.

There are 23 award categories in total. Twenty are available to enter directly and then the inaugural Best Green International ‘Responsible’ Celebrity Award is open to a public vote at . The awards steering group will be shortly revealing who they will be nominating as the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award nominee after the exemplary benchmark set by Sir David Attenborough CBE, who was honoured last year. Finally the International Green Awards Grand Prix will be awarded to the overall winner. Last years ‘Green Prix’ winner was The China Environmental Protection Foundation.

Sir Paul Judge, Steering Group Chair commented, “These awards bring together and generate awareness of outstanding ideas and achievements that can help our world become more sustainable by spreading good practice and allowing other organisations to benchmark their own environmental policies and practices.”

According to one of this year’s distinguished judges Ahmed Djoghlaf – Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), “It is an honour and a privilege to participate in the 2011 INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™. I am impressed with the positive impact the Award has in promoting and rewarding creativity and dedication. Through example, the Awards is shaping future messages of sustainability and therefore creating the leaders of the green businesses of tomorrow.”

To enter before the deadline of the 1st of September and for more details visit

Editor’s notes:


We inspire innovation for sustainability by recognising people and organisations whose ideas are creating positive change.


Best Green International Business Award (Large/Multi-national)
Best Green International Business Award (Medium)
Best Green Entrepreneur Award (Start-up)
Best Sustainable Investment Award ( BRONZE Partner Emerald Knight)
Best Green Energy Efficiency Initiative Award
Best Green 4R’s Award (Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Recovery)
Best Green New Product Innovation
Best Green Service Innovation Award
Best Green Conservation and Biodiversity Award
Best Green Water Stewardship Award
Best Green Collaborative Initiative Award
Best Green Technology Award (BRONZE Partner Danwood)
Best Green Intelligent Buildings Award
Best Green Public Sector Award
Best Green Educational Awareness and Sustainability Award
Best Green Not for Profit Organisation Award
Best Green Employee Engagement Award
Best Green Cross Platform Digital Media Solution Award
Best Green Advertising & PR Award
Best Green Audio-Visual Award
International Green Awards Grand Prix
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best International Green Awards Celebrity

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