Unsung sustainability heroes wanted for the 6th INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™

The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™, recognizes creative and innovative approaches to sustainability and is now searching worldwide for the true heroes of sustainability after they have established the first online entry platform and community for global sustainability. The idea is to connect innovators and game changers globally through the online community to share best practice and ideas.

The sixth year of the awards are firmly entrenched on the calendar of sustainable business and will be judged over by influential international sustainability and environmental experts that include  Marina Silva the former presidential candidate for Brazil, Environmentalist and Explorer David de Rothschild and the former President of the Royal Geographical Society Sir Crispin Tickell.

The still undisclosed Lifetime Achievement Award nominee this year will have to meet the highest of benchmarks set by Sir David Attenborough CBE, who was awarded the inaugural award at last year’s ceremonies. A list of nominees will be set in the coming months for the Best Green Celebrity category, which through the new web portal will be open to a public vote.

Sustainable innovation around technology will be an important focus this year as businesses embark on the journey to a green revolution. It’s clearly evident that there’s an increasing appetite from business and industry for case studies demonstrating excellence and best practice in sustainability issues. And so the race is on to search the globe to unearth this year’s shining examples that will inspire our generation. In fact, this year’s awards are expected to be the biggest and most inspiring yet, with even more entries expected based on the increasing interest in sustainability as ‘being sustainable’ becomes a prerequisite to ‘business as usual’.

Sir Paul Judge, President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and 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 Ahmed Djoghlaf – Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), one of this year’s judges, “In the wake of the adoption of the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity targets which calls for the engagement of all stakeholders including the business community, 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 and for more details visit http://www.greenawards.com