Global Green USA celebrated the recipients of its 11th annual Sustainable Design Awards on 6 December in New York. Global Green USA is an innovative national environmental organization working to stem global climate change by creating energy-efficient green homes, schools, communities and cities.
This year’s Sustainable Design Awards went to:
Arianna Huffington – Media Design Award, for the design of Huffington Post Green
eBay Inc., John Donahoe, President & CEO – Organizational Design Award, for the design of eBay Green Team Initiatives
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Sue Cischke, Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company – Product Design Award, for the design of 41MPG MKZ Hybrid
Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols (One Tree Hill) – Entertainment Design Award, for the design of the BP Oil Spill Campaign to raise awareness and funds for action Wade Greene, Policy Design Award, for the design of three decades of transformative philanthropy and advocacy for arms control and environmental issues
“While national climate and energy legislation is stalled in Congress, Global Green is recognizing the effective leadership of individuals and companies who are helping to advance climate and sustainable solutions locally and nationally to make our world more secure,” said Global Green President & CEO Matt Petersen. “We’re so pleased to recognize this year’s extraordinary honorees — from ecommerce to transportation to entertainment to media to philanthropy — who confirm that all sectors of society can play a key role in creating the “design” needed for future generations.”
Hosted by Good Morning America’s Sam Champion, the event chairs were Robert Bucklin and Chuck Harrington and co-chairs are Jerry and Ann Moss. The Awards seeks to recognize specific advancements in industry, building, media, organization and public policy. The event also serves as a critical opportunity to raise awareness and funds to support Global Green’s initiatives across the US.