2degrees recognises innovationAugust 2014
Flooring that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, a house built almost entirely from waste products and Sky’s Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF were among the winners at the recent 2degrees Champions Awards.
The University of Brighton’s “Waste House” won both the Building or Property Project award and the Waste & Resource Management award. It has proven that it is possible to build a house almost entirely from waste products.
Pavegen won the Energy & Carbon Man-agement (Long-Term Payback) award, for its innovative flooring tile that converts the kinetic energy from people’s footsteps into renewable electricity. Installed successfully at sites around the world, including the 2013 Paris Marathon and London 2012 Olympics, the Pavegen flooring tiles are designed to encourage communities to engage with a tangible and people-powered solution, and help them recognise the opportunities for an innovative off-grid energy technology.
The External Communications Campaign award was given to Sky for its Rainforest Rescue campaign. It is an integrated partnership with the WWF UK, WWF Brazil and government of the state of Acre in Brazil, delivered over four years. Sky’s research shows that 40 per cent of its customers are now more aware of the issue of deforestation and now understand why it is important.
The Solution of the Year Award (pictured above) was collected by Vegware for its range of compostable food packaging, while Pukka Herbs won the Supply Chain Management award for encouraging its supply chain to adopt the FairWild Standard.
The Sustainability Champion of the Year was named as Eldad Umenjoh, who has successfully changed the attitude of palm oil farmers in Cameroon, and the Social Value award was given to Carbon Solutions Global for its project which teaches local farmers in Hungary the importance of using environmentally sound fertilizer.
For a full list of this year’s winners visit www.2degressnetwork.com/awards/winners
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