Global Green USA held the 10th annual Sustainable Design Awards on 9 November in New York. The five selected awardees demonstrated effective climate solutions today by designing green business, schools, governments, and utilities, as well as establishing new networks of businesses and investors to address climate change. These innovators and leaders are also working to protect coastal cities from global warming, while creating a sustainable economy.
(L to R) The winners Dr. George Campbell Jr., Mindy Lubber, Peter Darbee, President and CEO of Global Green USA Matt Petersen, Bonnie Reiss, Sebastian Copeland
Hosted by Emmy award-winning actor Brian Cox, the Awards took place at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The honourees for this year’s Sustainable Design Awards include :
Policy Design: Terry Tamminen and Bonnie Reiss — Pegasus Sustainable Century Merchant Bank
Organizational Design: Ceres — Mindy Lubber, President
Founders Award: Sebastian Copeland — Explorer, Photographer, Advocate
Green Building Design: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art – Dr. George Campbell Jr., President
Corporate Design: PG&E Corporation — Peter A. Darbee, President, CEO, and Chairman
The Sustainable Design Awards also raise critically needed funds to support all of Global Green’s initiatives, including the green rebuilding of New Orleans homes, schools, and the Holy Cross Project. In addition, it supports Global Green’s National Green Schools Initiative, creating healthier learning environments in Los Angeles and around the country, as well as Global Green’s general efforts to combat global warming and improve the lives of those in need.
“The individuals and organizations receiving this award have done a tremendous amount to help the environment and to move business forward in a green way,” said Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Global Green USA. “I created this award ceremony ten years ago and each year it gets harder and harder to choose whom to honour because there is so much great work in this area.”