Earthshot Prize Awards

December 2, 2022 All day

The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony will be held at the MGM Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, and broadcast across the world wherever you are on December 4, 5, and 14. Earthshot Prize Award winners earn support for projects that help ensure that, for the first time in human history, the natural world is growing—not shrinking—on our planet. Plastic Pollution Coalition is a proud Earthshot Prize nominator.

The Earthshot Prize is focused on three areas of interest:

  • Protecting and managing natural carbon stores such as peatlands and intact forests.
  • Restoring forests, wetlands, and other damaged ecosystems.
  • Developing and scaling regenerative agriculture.

Celebrate this year’s winners by watching the awards, below! (Please note, all times are subject to change.)

If you’re in the UK, you can watch the Awards on Sunday, December 4th at 17:30 GMT on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

If you’re in the USA, you can watch the Awards online at and on the PBS app from 14:00 ET and on the PBS YouTube channel from 20:00 ET, on December 4. PBS will also broadcast the event on Wednesday, December 14th, check local listings for times.

If you’re in Africa, the Awards will premiere on MultiChoice channels on Monday, December 5th.
(Africa Magic Family, 17:00 WAT / One Zed, 18:00 CAT / Newzroom Afrika, 21:00 CAT / Maisha Magic East, 17:00 EA)

If you are anywhere else in the world, you can watch the Awards online via The Earthshot Prize YouTube channel from Sunday, December 4th at 18:00 GMT.

December 8, 2022 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm EST

To honor our community’s environmental heroes, FracTracker Alliance created the Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship. The annual award ceremony celebrates individuals whose noble actions exemplify the transformative power of committed and engaged people. In collaboration with our sponsors and partners, the award is presented to multiple recipients at a virtual reception before fellow activists, allies and conspirators, all of whom are working towards a healthier and more just future.

​This year the Community Sentinel Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 8th. We also welcome our partners and community members to submit the names of activists who have passed away over the last year, so that we may honor their lives and their work during the Legacy of Heroes presentation during the awards ceremony.

Here are this year’s winners – help us celebrate them on December 8th!

  • Cesar AguirreCentral California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), California
  • Dr. Joy Banner & Jo BannerThe Descendants Project, Louisiana
  • Laurie BarrSave our Streams PA, Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Crystal Ann Cavalier-Keck7 Directions of Service, North Carolina
  • Chanté DavisSunrise Movement, Texas
  • Jill Antares HunklerOhio Valley Allies, Ohio

December 7, 2022 , 4:00 pm

Join Beyond Plastics and Just Zero for an important briefing on a new model bill designed to reduce packaging, sometimes called Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging, on Wednesday, December 7, at 4pm Eastern Time.

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging is heating up in state capitals across the US, both from environmental groups and plastic producers. The essential function of EPR is to shift the cost of packaging disposal from consumers to the companies that produce the products. It is a policy that signals major changes in the waste system and an economy-wide transition, as nearly every piece of packaging in stores would be covered under EPR.

However, this idea has been hijacked by plastic producers, big consumer brands, and companies that want to burn plastics rather than reduce it.

Ineffective EPR bills, mainly those pushed by industry, will delay action on plastic reduction for years. However, EPR has the potential to be an effective policy tool for preventing plastic pollution, improving recycling, decreasing toxic additives, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions – if the legislation includes specific requirements.

Beyond Plastics and Just Zero are supporting a model bill that requires:

Packaging to be reduced, refilled or reused by 50% over ten years; toxics in packaging to be reduced; a new revenue source to be established for local governments to invest in waste reduction and recycling programs; chemical recycling to be prohibited in all of its incarnations, materials that cannot be source reduced to be recycled at a 70% rate over ten years.

The bill is designed to move packaging away from single-use plastics, the most common source of pollution and a major contributor to climate change, toward reusable, refillable, and truly recyclable packaging, while funding recycling in municipalities.

Join Judith Enck, Kirstie Pecci, and Peter Blair for a special briefing on the model EPR bill on Wednesday, December 7, at 4pm Eastern Time. We will explain our model and the differences from other packaging proposals being peddled by the packaging industry.

November 30, 2022 , 8:00 am December 1, 2022 , 5:00 pm EST

The National Zero Waste Conference is an annual two-day virtual educational and networking event organized by Zero Waste USA in partnership with TRUE Certification for Zero Waste.

Zero Waste Business is the focus on Wednesday, November 30 and Zero Waste Communities on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Full Conference: $150
ZWUSA and ZWIA Affiliates: $100
Students and Advocates: $75
Speakers, Sponsors and Volunteers: Complimentary

September 29, 2022 , 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EDT

Join activists from around the country for a webinar to learn how Wall Street bankrolls fossil fuel sacrifice zones and how you can join in on efforts to stop it. Find out more about industry plans and community resistance in Ohio, Louisiana, and the Gulf South. Plug in, take action together, and send Wall Street a message: NO to More Sacrifice Zones!

Hosted by RISE St. James, Earthworks, AVAAZ, and Friends of the Earth.