Plastic Pollution Coalition Joins the Search for Earthshot Prize Winners

Washington, DC – Plastic Pollution Coalition is an official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize—one of only 120 select organizations from around the world invited to submit nominations, chosen for the “ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, from grassroots to businesses.”

Launched November 1, The Earthshot Prize is the largest global environment prize in history, aiming to find and amplify solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems.

Together, the five Earthshots: ‘Protect and restore nature’, ‘Clean our air’, ‘Revive our oceans’, ‘Build a waste-free world’ and ‘Fix our climate’, aim to generate new ways of thinking, as well as scalable policies, solutions, systems and technologies.

We will be nominating individuals, communities, businesses and organizations from our global Coalition whose solutions can make the most progress towards achieving the five Earthshots – simple but ambitious goals which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

“We are honored to be Nominators for the prestigious Earthshot Prize” said Dianna Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition. “Solving the plastic pollution crisis has been our number one goal since our founding 11 years ago on the first day. With 5 winners receiving  £1 million each year over the next 10 years, we know the abundant solutions to our global plastic pollution crisis can be scaled. We look forward to nominating individuals, organizations, and businesses from among our Coalition of more than 1,200 member organizations and businesses from 75 countries, for serious consideration. Together we will  create a healthier, more just and equitable future for all on our home planet, Earth.”

The 5-stage prize process to select a winner for each Earthshot is as follows:

1. Nominations: Nominators will seek out solutions from across the globe that will help us reach the Earthshots.

2. Screening: Nominations will be screened as part of an independent assessment process run by Deloitte, the implementation partner.

3. Shortlist: A distinguished panel of experts will support the judging process, making recommendations to The Earthshot Prize Council.

4. Selection: Prince William and The Earthshot Prize Council will select five winners.

5. Awards: The winners of The Earthshot Prize will be announced at an awards ceremony, which will take place in different cities across the world each year between 2021 and 2030.

Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations—scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries—anyone whose workable solutions make a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.

After the awards, each winner will receive a global platform and prestigious profile, with their stories being showcased over the decade and the ambition that their solutions lead to mass adoption, replication and scaling. The £1 million in prize money will support environmental and conservation projects that are agreed with the winners. Shortlisted nominees will also be given tailored support and opportunities to help scale their work, including being connected with an ecosystem of like-minded individuals and organisations.

Learn more about The Earthshot Prize. 

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