Nordic Council Environment Prize

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Nordic Council Environment Prize
Awarded for"exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into ... business or work" or "some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment"[1]
CountryNordic countries
Presented byNordic Council
Reward(s)DKK 350,000[1]
First awarded1995
Websitenorden.org/en/environmentprize

The Nordic Council Environment Prize (also known as the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize[2]) is awarded each year to a Nordic company, organization, or individual to recognize "exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business or work or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment".[1] The nominees and winner are chosen by a 13-person committee consisting of two representatives each from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, as well as one each from the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland.[1] The first prize was awarded in 1995. Since 2005, the committee has chosen a theme each year for the nominations and award.

Prize recipients[edit]

Year Theme[3] Winner[3] Country/Region
1995 Torleif Ingelög Sweden
1996 Inuit Circumpolar Conference Greenland
1997 The Institute of Product Development at the Technical University of Denmark Denmark
1998 The "Jarðvegsvernd" project, led by Ólafur Arnalds Iceland
1999 Agenda 21 office, Åland Natur & Miljö[4] Åland
2000 Bellona Foundation Norway
2001 Mats Segnestam Sweden
2002 Arne Næss Norway
2003 Luonto-Liitto (Finnish Nature League) Finland
2004 Coalition Clean Baltic multiple countries
2005 Contributions to the Nordic cultural landscape Ann-Cecilie Norderhaug Norway
2006 Climate change and adaption Bogi Hansen Faroe Islands
2007 Environmentally sustainable cities Albertslund Municipality Denmark
2008 Energy efficiency Marorka marine energy management company Iceland
2009 Promoting nature and outdoor recreation Swedish forest schools initiative "I Ur och Skur" (Rain or Shine) Sweden
2010 Green investment management The banks Merkur Andelskasse, Ekobanken, and Cultura Sparebank Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
2011 Sustainable tourism Scandic Hotels Norway
2012 Biodiversity Olli Manninen Finland
2013 Resource efficiency Selina Juul and the Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark
2014 Environmental work by a Nordic town or community City of Reykjavik[2] Iceland
2015 Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions[5] SEV energy company[5] Faroe Islands
2016 Digital promotion of sustainable living[6] Too Good To Go, an app that combats food waste by enabling users to buy surplus food from restaurants at affordable prices[7] Denmark
2017 Iniatives that bring people closer to the waste-free society.[8] RePack, a packaging service which enables the return and reuse of delivery packaging for online retailers and their users.[9] Finland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About the Environment Prize". Nordic Council. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The City of Reykjavik wins the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2014". Nordic Council. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Previous prize winners and nominees". Nordic Council. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ Nordic Council of Ministers (2001). "Towards a Sustainable Nordic Tourism". Google Books. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Winner of the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2015". Nordic Council. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Nominations for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2016". Nordic Council. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2016". Nordic Council. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Nominations for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2017". Nordic Council. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Nordic Council Environment Prize 2017 to RePack". Nordic Council. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2017-11-05.