Each year we search the globe for people and projects that have outstandingly contributed to make this planet a more sustainable place and honor them with our Award. What are we looking for in a winner? We search for people working on projects that are community driven, use nature and technology in an innovative way and that share their knowledge with others.
Shahar reconsiders our relationship and our perspective to plastic by envisioning it as a new material in the ecology of planet earth. Her work addresses this by artificially geomimicing metamorphisms as a design tool. She shares with us the speculative material; the “lithoplast”, mined from the future ecology of the earth.
Whether it’s Marjan's ability to integrated solar panels into stain glass windows and tables or capture solar energy to maintain the indoor climate of an indoor agricultural “Power Plant” to grow food year round, her designs harmonize nature and technology.
Upprinting Food is a young company, founded by Elzelinde van Doleweerd, utilizing the technology of 3D printing to upcycle food waste into edible products.
As founder and CEO of Glowee, Rey's mission is to reduce the 19% share of electricity used in the world for lighting by creating living bioluminescent systems.
Dave Hakkens is on a quest to battle plastic waste through design. Hakkens' work focuses on sustainability. This is seen very clearly in his open source Precious Plastic recycling machines.
For his work in Indonesia for transferring his knowledge on growing more than 130 rice varieties without the use of insecticides to the digital domain. Yoyo was awarded the first ECO coin Award.