GREAT NEWS WELLFOUND HAS BEEN AWARDED
THE ENERGY GLOBE AWARD
‘To safeguard the future of the planet and the right of future generations everywhere to live healthy and fulfilling lives should be a human right for everyone’. ENERGY GLOBE Founder Wolfgang Neumann has made this goal his lifetime mission.
National winners receive an ENERGY GLOBE Certificate highlighting applicant and project, signed by ENERGY GLOBE Jury chairperson Maneka Gandhi and ENERGY GLOBE initiator Mr. Wolfgang Neumann.
The ENERGY GLOBE World Award winner is selected by audience and/or online voting from among the 5 category winners, the categories are Earth, Fire, Water, Air – representing the ancient Greek elements – in addition the category youth was introduced symbolizing our future.
All life began in water, and without water there can be no life. Millions of people worldwide experience this dilemma daily, while millions of other people thoughtlessly waste or pollute this lifeblood of nature. The battle over distribution of water has long since begun, and war is its consequence. Conservational utilization of this resource on the part of all people accompanied by innovative technologies can make water available to everyone. Any measures that contribute in this direction can be submitted for an ENERGY GLOBE award. This includes projects in areas such as drinking water supply, domestic water, irrigation, protection of waterways, shipping, and avoidance and treatment of waste water.
The international ENERGY GLOBE Awards / World Award are presented annually in the realm of a festive ceremony for sustainability to raise awareness on these issues and showcase best practice solutions from a variety of countries to motivate people to contribute their share and to convince governments to provide the necessary framework.
The 5 nominees in each category are invited to and the winners are announced at the ceremony. Since 1999 such ceremonies took place in countries like Japan, Canada, the Czech Republic, Rwanda, etc. In 2007 and 2008 the European Parliament in Brussels for the first time in its history was the stage for an international ENERGY GLOBE Awards Ceremony.
Award presenters include Kofi Annan, Michail Gorbachev, Maneka Gandhi (Former Indian Environment Minister), Ahok Khosla (President Club of Rome) the Presidents of the EU Commission and EU Parliament, UNEP DG Achim Steiner, former World Bank Inspection Panel Chief Prof. Edward S. Ayensu. Actors like Martin Sheen, Aamir Khan, Peter Falk (Columbo), etc. presented awards and famous singers like Robin Gibb, Dionne Warwick, Alanis Morissette, etc. were guests at the ceremonies.
On the 22nd January 2012, Arnold Schwarzenegger was honoured in Güssing with the ENERGY GLOBE Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Over 4,000 children die daily from diarrhoea due to lack of safe drinking water and proper sanitation that is ONE child every 20 SECONDS. Click here to donate today
WellFound is a grassroots Water and Sanitation Charity providing safe water and hygienic sanitation facilities directly to those most in need. Provision of water and sanitation is the first step towards empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty, independently and sustainably. Water really does make a world of difference in the communities WellFound works for. Click here to find out how or read more about the need for our work.
The water and sanitation crisis has claimed more lives through disease than any war has claimed through guns. (Statistics by WHO – World Health Organisation)