July 20, 2010

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Myers
The Aspen Institute
 (202) 736-2906
jennifer.myers@aspeninstitute.org

Washington, DC, July 20, 2010–The Aspen Institute proudly announces the winners of the third annual Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards. The winners will be presented at a special ceremony on July 26, 2010, during the Aspen Environment Forum.

The 2010 Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards winners:

Corporate Innovation

  • Winner: Amyris Biotechnologies

Government

  • Winner: The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore

Non-governmental Organization

  • Winner: Blue Green Alliance

Visual Art and Design

  • Winner: Shigeru Ban, Design Partner, Shigeru Ban Architects

Individual Thought Leadership

  • Winner: Gretchen Daily, Professor of Biology, Stanford University

Created by the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards recognize and reward excellence for those making a real contribution to innovation, implementation, and communication of energy and environmental solutions. The object of each award is to celebrate success and provoke intellectually stimulating and productive thinking and conversations about ways to emulate and expand upon the success stories honored.
 
“We are delighted with the 2010 award winners. They represent several of the most innovative thinkers and organizations from around the world, and their work helps expand our thinking about the vital energy and the environment challenges we face,” said Bill Dirks Co-founder and Board Chair of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards.

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards are proudly sponsored again this year by CH2M Hill. The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards are presented during the Aspen Environment Forum, a gathering of more than 300 thought leaders that will take place from July 25-28, 2010, at the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, Colorado. The 2010 Aspen Environment Forum is a public gathering of more than 300 thought leaders, scientists, journalists, academics, policy makers, and citizen, presented by the Aspen Institute and National Geographic.

The Aspen Global Leadership Network is comprised of over 1000 entrepreneurial leaders from 43 countries, all of whom have participated in the Henry Crown Fellowship or one of the 12 leadership initiatives whose creation it has inspired.  All of the initiatives seek to foster values-based leadership, encourage Fellows to move from “success to significance” in their lives and leadership, and ultimately, to make a difference in the world. ‪

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