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Sustainia Award Ceremony

7th November 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Sustainia has announced the annual Sustainia Award Ceremony date, to be held this year on 7th November at the Royal Danish Theatre, in the European Green Capital 2014 Copenhagen. At the event, one of the 100 innovative and sustainable projects, initiatives and technologies, which are included in the Sustainia100 guide, will receive the prestigious Sustainia Award 2013. The Sustainia Award features nominees in ten categories: Health, Resources, Energy, Education, IT, Fashion, Food, City Planning, Transportation and Buildings.

The initiative aims to reward an outstanding solution, technology or project with a significant potential to help build a more sustainable future. The Award Committee is comprised of the following keynote leaders: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Honorary Chair of Sustainia Award Committee and Chairman of Regions20 and Former Governor of California; Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action; Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway and Former Director-General of the World Health Organization; Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Laureate and Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

07.11.13 Sustainia Award ceremony

Courtesy of Sustainia

Sustainia has joined forces with the European Commission’s climate campaign ‘World You Like Challenge’. This low-carbon contest, launched on February 2013, invited individuals and organisations based in the EU to submit imaginative projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The short listed projects were then displayed on the campaign’s website where visitors could vote for those they consider the most creative. From the 10 most popular projects, the 3 winners will be selected by an international jury at the Sustainia Award Ceremony. The campaign has a special focus on five countries – Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal – where national winners will see their projects featured in major billboard campaigns this autumn.

European Green Capital Award

Copenhagen awarded European Green Capital 2014, is continually showcasing its commitment to ongoing and ambitious goals for sustainable development. We can find an example of it in Sustainia100 guide, where Klimakvarter proposes a solution for creating a green climate resilient neighborhood in Copenhagen’s Østerbro district.

Courtesy of Sustainia

Courtesy of Sustainia

The European Green Capital Award aims to provide an incentive for cities to inspire each other and share best practices, and Copenhagen is clearly acting as a role model.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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