29 November 2011
Environment Support Group is happy to share that it is the recipient of the 2011 Gold Award in the category of “Best Green Water Stewardship” instituted by the International Green Awards, London. ESG won this award for its ongoing “Collaborative Initiative for the Wise Use, Conservation and Protection of Lakes” in Bangalore, India.
A core part of this ongoing effort is ESG’s campaign, research and Public Interest Litigation efforts which the Karnataka High Court supported by directing Government agencies and the public at large to work together on a strict court monitored time-frame to ensure water and ecological security for present and future generations in this densely urbanised region.
The awards, entitled ‘Green Oscars’, were given at a grand ceremony held at the ‘green tie’ gala dinner at the ‘Green Oscars’ at the iconic Natural History Museum, London on Thursday 24th of November 2011.
Nobel laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai was posthumously awarded the Green Lifetime Achievement Award – 2011!
Details of the various Green Awards in 2011 can be accessed at: http://www.greenawards.com/winners/2011-winnersThis recognition has been possible only because of the committed efforts of the small and dedicated staff at ESG, and the unstinting support extended by our families, strong network of volunteers and well-wishers. What the Judges said about ESG’s work:“ ESG presents a confident and clearly integrated approach to solving the problem, especially as it mobilises social action for a pressing concern. Water security is a global issue, and ESG have helped bring this to the attention of the government and is an exemplar for the rest of the sub-continent!”
About the Awards:The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS is an initiative enlightening the world through showcasing the best in class examples of creativity in business, citizen and government initiatives leading to sustainable outcomes. The Awards launched in 2006 to critical acclaim with the objective of recognising the best-in-class examples of sustainability communications and have gone from strength-to-strength since then. In 2009, the Awards introduced an ‘International’ category, encouraging applications from the world over. The response to this category was overwhelming and thus, in 2010, the Awards opened all categories to global participation. The success of this shift was illustrated by entries from ever corner of the world, including Greece, Romania, Australia, Singapore, India, USA, Canada and many more. “By recognising creative excellence in sustainability messages, the International Green Awards are a genuine effort to promote positive attitudes towards biodiversity and sustainability.” Sir David Attenborough, ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, International Green Awards, 2010
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