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Energy Globe Awards

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals, Nonprofits, and
For-Profits for Sustainable Projects that Address Environmental Issues

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals, organizations, clubs, public authorities, universities, nonprofits, and companies for innovative and sustainable projects that demonstrate existing solutions to environmental problems. Eligible projects are those that focus on energy efficiency, renewable energies, resource conservation, and improving air and water quality. Projects that focus on creating awareness in these areas are also eligible to participate. No project is too small and none is too big!

New: The special category on the issue "Energy for the poorest" is a novelty this year.

For 2019, innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world are invited to take part again.

The best projects will be honored as part of a ceremony that will be broadcast worldwide as well as featured by the international media. International winning projects for the 5 award categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth will also each receive a cash award.

In each country, the best project is awarded the National Energy Globe Award and presented at the global online platform of Energy Globe.

Award Categories:

Category Earth:

Earth is our home and the only planet we know on which we can live. This planet provides us with everything we need in terms of living, heating, electricity, food, and clothing. More and more people are living on this planet and ever more people utilize its natural resources and recreation areas, often excessively and without thinking about the future. Therefore conservational and sustainable treatment of our planet and its resources is the order of the day. Any measures that contribute to this effort can be submitted in this category, including projects on topics such as building materials, buildings, energy plants, and traffic routes.

Category Fire:

Fire represents energy, a topic that commands everyone’s attention nowadays. Energy means progress and comfort on the one hand but pollution and climate change on the other. Over millennia humans have utilized various fuels, some of which are available only in limited supply: our oil reserves will be depleted in a few decades, while plants and trees, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, and solar power are renewable sources that do not harm the climate. Projects that involve energy production, the use of renewable fuels, energy distribution and transport, energy utilization, and energy optimization and thereby achieve optimized efficiency and sustainability can be submitted in this category.

Category Water:

All life began in water, and without water, there can be no life. Millions of people worldwide experience this dilemma daily, while millions of other people thoughtlessly waste or pollute this lifeblood of nature. The battle over the distribution of water has long since begun, and war is its consequence. Conservational utilization of this resource on the part of all people accompanied by innovative technologies can make water available to everyone. Any measures that contribute in this direction can be submitted for an ENERGY GLOBE. This includes projects in areas such as drinking water supply, domestic water, irrigation, protection of waterways, shipping, and avoidance and treatment of wastewater.

Category Air:

Air is an element of life that always surrounds us and without which we could not survive for more than a few minutes. Thanks to the clever concept of nature, clean air is provided by trees and plants. Humans and animals need clean air to breathe, and air serves as the carrier for water that returns to the earth. The element air best symbolizes the unification of the cycles of nature. Any measures that contribute to improving air quality, including the avoidance of CO2emissions (climate change), can participate in the ENERGY GLOBE. This includes projects involving optimization of combustion processes, reduction of greenhouse gases or emissions, indoor air quality, etc.

Category Youth:

Young people of today are the architects of the world of tomorrow. What they learn today, they can apply tomorrow for the benefit of our environment. The knowledge of older generations and the good ideas of young people serve as the best combination toward this end. Any measures that promote sustainable thinking and action on the part of young people and any actions that young people implement for the benefit of our environment can be submitted for an ENERGY GLOBE in the category Youth.

Special Category “Energy for the poorest”:

Around 30% of the world’s population has little or no access to energy, especially regarding electrical energy. Economic development and education are therefore very difficult for these people and they are living in really hard conditions. New technologies make it possible to offer the poorest people clean energy with the help of the sun. Energy Globe is looking for projects like this so that – with the help of investors – these technologies can be used more in the future.

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GrantWatch ID#: 164782

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National winners receive an ENERGY GLOBE Certificate highlighting applicant and project, signed by ENERGY GLOBE Jury chairperson Maneka Gandhi and ENERGY GLOBE initiator Mr. Wolfgang Neumann.

The ENERGY GLOBE Certificate is an internationally recognized hallmark for sustainability. Many winners proudly present it on their websites, on image brochures or simply hang it on the wall of their offices. In some countries, the National Award is split into categories, and the winners not only get the certificates but even the popular trophies.

All international award winners will receive a cash prize of € 10,000, which is divided among winners in all 6 categories. Depending on the project’s implementation location and partners, and depending on the fact if an award is presented on a regional or national level, winning projects may be presented with winner’s certificates or even gift awards or cash prizes. There is no legal claim to any prize.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Projects can be entered by individuals, companies, clubs, organizations, schools, universities, and public authorities.
- A single project may be jointly entered by several partners (please indicate the name of the primary contact partner).
- It is also admissible for one contestant to enter several projects.
- Excluded from participation are political initiatives such as online petitions.

Project Requirements:

Only projects that have already been implemented will be considered for the Energy Globe Award. ‘Implemented’ means that enough progress must have been made for a project to be assessable.

- A functioning prototype --or--
- Partial implementation of a project consisting of several stages. (For example: 10,000 new trees are due for planting in several stages. Such a project can be submitted as early as in the course of the first implementation stage. Or: A school project has been planned for 100 schools and the pilot project was successfully implemented for the first school during the project’s initial year.)

Continuous projects and initiatives (such as ongoing garbage collecting and recycling initiatives) that have not yet been completed but are already showing initial results may be entered as well.

Projects still at an early planning stage with no implementation results may be entered as well. However, they will not be considered for the Energy Globe Awards; instead they will be evaluated by Energy Globe partners willing to offer project financing or startup consulting.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submissions for the Energy Globe Award is November 21, 2018.

National Energy Globe Award winners will be contacted in April of the year following the call for entries.

Nominees for the international Energy Globe Award (World Award for Sustainability) will be contacted in late fall of the year following the call for entries.

The best projects will be honored as part of a ceremony that will be broadcast worldwide as well as featured by the international media.

Please prepare your project submission by using the checklist ( as well as the Word document provided by Energy Globe.

The Foundation is unable to accept project submissions via email.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH
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4814 Neukirchen

Tel.: +43 7617 3 10 10

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.