Biodiversity

CEMENTERIO SOSTENIBLE - CEMENTERIO EL PARAISO

Subcategory: Water

Country: Colombia

PARQUE ECOLÓGICO CUITLÁHUAC

Subcategory: Forests and flora

Country: México

RESTAURACIÓN DE BAHÍA DE SANTA MARÍA LA REFORMA

Subcategory: Oceans

Country: México

Cities

BIKEUTALCA

Subcategory: Mobility

Country: Chile

BIOMÍMESIS ARQUITECTURA SOSTENIBLE

Subcategory: Innovation and Infrastructure

Country: Colombia

QAIRA

Subcategory: Urban Community

Country: Perú

Communication

WEB SOSTENIBILIDAD PARA TODOS

Subcategory: Communication

Country: España

Human Development

CAFELAB, SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL Y TEJIDO SOCIAL

Subcategory: Education

Country: Colombia

CORAZONES SOLIDARIOS

Subcategory: Equality

Country: Perú

IGUALES CON AMOR (CUNAS CON AMOR)

Subcategory: Health

Country: Colombia

PLATAFORMA ORGANIC WELL

Subcategory: Community

Country: Guatemala

Economy

BIOCHAR Y ENERGÍA PARA SECUESTRO DE CO2 EN SUELOS

Subcategory: Sustainable Production

Country: Venezuela

SISTEMA CONSTRUCTIVO BUCARRETES, RECICLANDO MADERA

Subcategory: Circular Economy

Country: Colombia

Energy

BIOCHAR Y ENERGÍA PARA SECUESTRO DE CO2 EN SUELOS

Subcategory: Clean Energy

Country: Venezuela

LIGHTS ON! EMPOWER KAMARATA WITH THE SUN

Subcategory: Access to Energy

Country: Venezuela

Public Policy

JUNÍN PUNTO LIMPIO - RECICLADO DE LUMINARIAS

Subcategory: Public Policy

Country: Argentina

Waste

BOTELLAS DE AMOR

Subcategory: Recycling

Country: Colombia

ECOCITEX

Subcategory: Solid Waste Management

Country: Chile

RESPLANDECER RECICLA, REUTILIZA, REINTEGRA PLÁSTICO

Subcategory: Reusable Products

Country: Colombia

SPECIAL AWARDS

RUTA TURÍSTICA LA DIVINA COMEDIA DEL MONTE

Reward: People's Choice

Country: Ecuador

ECOCANJE GC

Reward: Scalability

Country: Argentina

Impact Technology Award

QAIRA

Subcategory: Technology with Impact

Country: Perú

HUNE

Subcategory: Technology with Impact

Country: Argentina

PNUD Award

QAIRA

Subcategory: PNUD/ODS

Country: Perú

illary Award

SYLVIA EARLE

Subcategory: ILLARY

Country: EEUU

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CEMENTERIO SOSTENIBLE - CEMENTERIO EL PARAISO

Category: Biodiversity
Subcategory: Water

We are a sustainable and environmentally friendly graveyard. We consider responsible water and electricity consumption, waste management and environmental footprint reduction.

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PARQUE ECOLÓGICO CUITLÁHUAC

Category: Biodiversity
Subcategory: Forests and flora

Cuitláhuac Ecological Park is a park that has re-emerged from a garbage dump. Through a Mexico City Government comprehensive initiative, “Planting a Park,” we have intervened 48.2 ha of green areas, from 82ha, with a water treatment plant, a skate park, a seating area, an area for pets, and wetlands. These actions reflect the mayor’s office commitment to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Goals Agenda for the benefit of its citizens, the environment, and the social development of Iztapalapa, Mexico City and the entire planet. Visit us!

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RESTAURACIÓN DE BAHÍA DE SANTA MARÍA LA REFORMA

Category: Biodiversity
Subcategory: Oceans

The Bay restoration seeks to clean the water in the oyster reef, considered the most important natural filter. An adult oyster filters more than 150,000 liters of water every day, where 1.5 tons of fish and shellfish will activate the region's economy. In addition, a Fishing Refuge Zone will be created to help as the bay's lung.

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WIRED AMAZON: DESCUBRIMIENTO DE NUEVAS ESPECIES

Category: Biodiversity
Subcategory: Fauna

Wired Amazon is a new insect species discovery project. Since 2016, 2,136 people have participated in the project, and 30 new species have been found. There are about 1.13 million known species today; however, it is estimated there are actually between 8 to 10 million.

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BIKEUTALCA

Category: Cities
Subcategory: Mobility

BijeUTalca was created in 2018 as a student initiative to reduce the environmental impact of university mobility. It is the first shared micromobility dock-less type in Chilean universities for exclusive use of students and staff at the Talca Campus of the University of Talca. It is a healthy, playful and sustainable transportation alternative. It is managed by real-time software, a mobile app and an intelligent lock. More than 500 bicycle rides have been shared during sustainability and innovation events.

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BIOMÍMESIS ARQUITECTURA SOSTENIBLE

Category: Cities
Subcategory: Innovation and Infrastructure

We have developed a moss membrane after four years of research, design, and engineering with the collaboration of different biotech labs. The membranes are used as green coverings for any building offering ecological benefits. We brought a new viable and accessible technique to the market, overcoming weight, price and continuous maintenance barriers. We have determined that we can sustainably an naturally clean the air, purify water, reconstruct nature and regulate the temperature.

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QAIRA

Category: Cities
Subcategory: Urban Community

Quaira is a project that measures the quality of the air we breathe by continuously monitoring environmental pollution levels. We generate real-time online air quality and environmental data through low-cost technology for everyone to live in places where it is safe to breathe. Our goal is to improve public health and people's quality of life by permanently monitoring environmental pollution.

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WEB SOSTENIBILIDAD PARA TODOS

Category: Communication
Subcategory: Communication

ACCIONA is the leading Spanish company in renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure. All of its activities are oriented towards climate change mitigation. Web Sustainability for All is a project that challenges society to become aware of climate change and the urgency to act, creating a website with news, reports, dynamic infographics, illustrated videos and interactive games raising awareness towards caring for the environment and the planet.

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CAFELAB, SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL Y TEJIDO SOCIAL

Category: Human Development
Subcategory: Education

CAFELAB’s objectives is to contribute to the reduction of environmental pollution generated by the various coffee by-products, incorporating them into the production chain in three coffee-producing villages in the municipality of Pitalito, Huila. We determine the final disposition of the coffee by-products (pulp, mucilage, husk, horn and stems of coffee) and then we develop entrepreneurial ideas such as bioplastic from coffee pulp, generation of electrical energy with coffee honey water, ecological briquettes, natural herbicides, among other innovative elements.

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CORAZONES SOLIDARIOS

Category: Human Development
Subcategory: Equality

Corazones Solidarios is an Oli Foundation initiative seeking to provide job opportunities to parents whose children are undergoing medical treatment. By reusing waste from textile companies, the parents can sew basic decorative items, allowing them to generate income for their family's economy, act as a form of therapy, and create a supportive community.

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IGUALES CON AMOR (CUNAS CON AMOR)

Category: Human Development
Subcategory: Health

The Fruto Bendito Foundation created the Cradles with Love project to protect infants and mothers. Its main purpose is the reduction of sudden infant death syndrome and other preventable diseases. Cradles with Love, incentivizes safe sleep practices, comfort and living a dignified life from birth. This project empowers mothers and supports Professor Blair’s idea of having constant contact with the baby. The power of the 1000 days transforms lives and transforms the country. #igualesconamor

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PLATAFORMA ORGANIC WELL

Category: Human Development
Subcategory: Community

We are a market platform connecting conscious producers and consumers in Guatemala. It is based on triple-impact consumer relationships throughout the value chain, achieved by networking with the stakeholders, where everyone benefits from economic, social, environmental and well-being. Our vision is to be the platform that unites the conscious market of Central America and Southern Mexico.

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BIOCHAR Y ENERGÍA PARA SECUESTRO DE CO2 EN SUELOS

Category: Economy
Subcategory: Sustainable Production

We manufacture stoves and ovens that produce biochar to sequester carbon and restore degraded soils. Forty rural families using Top-lit updraft gasifier stoves will obtain clean thermal energy and produce BIOCHAR to sequester carbon in degraded soils, consequently strengthening the source of their livelihood associated with agriculture. The project was executed by the CERCS™ methodology endorsed by the WoodGas Institute, USA.

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SISTEMA CONSTRUCTIVO BUCARRETES, RECICLANDO MADERA

Category: Economy
Subcategory: Circular Economy

We innovate using the tops of wooden spools used to wind industrial cable to build classrooms and other social constructions. Our goals are: 1 Promote a recycling culture and the collection of wooden spools, avoiding unnecessary tree felling. 2. Strengthen social responsibility by donating sustainable buildings to vulnerable communities and rural institutions by giving a final use to wooden waste.

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BIOCHAR Y ENERGÍA PARA SECUESTRO DE CO2 EN SUELOS

Category: Energy
Subcategory: Clean Energy

We manufacture stoves and ovens that produce biochar to sequester carbon and restore degraded soils. Forty rural families using Top-lit updraft gasifier stoves will obtain clean thermal energy and produce BIOCHAR to sequester carbon in degraded soils, consequently strengthening the source of their livelihood associated with agriculture. The project was executed by the CERCS™ methodology endorsed by the WoodGas Institute, USA.

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LIGHTS ON! EMPOWER KAMARATA WITH THE SUN

Category: Energy
Subcategory: Access to Energy

LIGHTS ON! Empower Kamarata with the Sun is a project designed to provide solar energy to the Kamarata indigenous community, providing economic, social and environmental benefits and promoting sustainable tourism. We have already installed solar panels in the only outpatient clinic in Kamarata and the Víctor Carvajal High School, benefiting directly 1081 people, 79 of which received training in clean energy; and indirectly impacting over 4,000 people by: - Reducing 54.5 tons of CO2 emissions per year. - Improving their health. The clinic now has constant electricity. - Educational benefits to 107 students.

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JUNÍN PUNTO LIMPIO - RECICLADO DE LUMINARIAS

Category: Public Policy
Subcategory: Public Policy

Junín Punto Limpio is a program where plastic waste is collected and reused into everyday products made at the Municipality of Junín’s Recycling Plant; the program also includes revamping public lighting with LED technology and recycling of the old material from the lights. Since 2012, this program has recycled around 300 tons of plastic waste and revamped more than 3,000 public lights.

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BOTELLAS DE AMOR

Category: Waste
Subcategory: Recycling

Botellas de Amor is an initiative that makes citizens take responsibility for their flexible plastic waste by compacting it into bottles, collected, transported and transformed into recycled plastic lumber (RPL). We can sell them or build houses, playgrounds, schools and urban furniture donated to vulnerable communities with the support of the private sector. To date, more than 3,000 tons of plastic waste have been collected, 29 homes have been donated to vulnerable families and 18 playgrounds have been built and donated to educational institutions.

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ECOCITEX

Category: Waste
Subcategory: Solid Waste Management

ECOCITEX is the leading company in the recycled textile industry in Chile; we are the only ones that make a product 100% based on used clothing through a process that does not use water or chemicals. We seek to eliminate textile waste, provide opportunities to vulnerable groups and support the community. Our circular economy model has allowed us to recycle 118 tons of textiles and we want to go much further! We want to put an end to textile waste in Chile.

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RESPLANDECER RECICLA, REUTILIZA, REINTEGRA PLÁSTICO

Category: Waste
Subcategory: Reusable Products

Plan Renovar is a circular economy project that collects all kinds of baskets. We wash them, grind them and make them available to national poultry industries for new productions. So far, we have recovered 40 tons of HDPE from the collected plastic baskets and have produced 30,000 new boxes.

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RUTA TURÍSTICA LA DIVINA COMEDIA DEL MONTE

Reward: People's Choice

La Divina Comedia del Monte is not only a touristic route on the mountains; it is a social and environmental literary concept full of strengths and weaknesses, starting with hell at the Dante Camp, an understanding purgatory and an environmental assessment paradise. Its main goal is the conservation of the last remnant of South America’s Guandera Forest. It is located at the Cerro Mirador de Huaca, on the eastern mountain range in Carchi. We seek to find an alternative sustainable and inclusive economic model to stop the agricultural exploitation of steep slopes.

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ECOCANJE GC

Reward: Scalability

ECOCANJE is a program promoting circular economy in the Godoy Cruz Department by implementing an ecological barter system giving citizens access to certain municipal services in exchange for PET bottles. More than 3,500 users in the city of Godoy Cruz and other surrounding areas have exchanged their PET bottles for various municipal services, mainly charging their public transportation cards. Since April of 2021, the program has recovered more than 75,500 bottles, preventing the emission of 96,576.7 kg of CO2.

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CAFELAB, SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL Y TEJIDO SOCIAL

Reward: Impeller

CAFELAB’s objectives is to contribute to the reduction of environmental pollution generated by the various coffee by-products, incorporating them into the production chain in three coffee-producing villages in the municipality of Pitalito, Huila. We determine the final disposition of the coffee by-products (pulp, mucilage, husk, horn and stems of coffee) and then we develop entrepreneurial ideas such as bioplastic from coffee pulp, generation of electrical energy with coffee honey water, ecological briquettes, natural herbicides, among other innovative elements.

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QAIRA

Category: Technology with Impact
Subcategory: Technology with Impact

Quaira is a project that measures the quality of the air we breathe by continuously monitoring environmental pollution levels. We generate real-time online air quality and environmental data through low-cost technology for everyone to live in places where it is safe to breathe. Our goal is to improve public health and people's quality of life by permanently monitoring environmental pollution.

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HUNE

Category: Technology with Impact
Subcategory: Technology with Impact

Hune seeks to restore the balance between the inner nature and the nature that surrounds us. We connect with what is around us, the energy we receive and emit, the energy that mobilizes us, the energy that makes the world go round. Pioneering consumer products in its perspective of balance between humanity and nature, transforming established relationships through sustainable production to empower a more conscious and committed community with the earth and those who inhabit it. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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QAIRA

Category: PNUD/ODS
Subcategory: PNUD/ODS

Quaira is a project that measures the quality of the air we breathe by continuously monitoring environmental pollution levels. We generate real-time online air quality and environmental data through low-cost technology for everyone to live in places where it is safe to breathe. Our goal is to improve public health and people's quality of life by permanently monitoring environmental pollution.

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SYLVIA EARLE

Category: ILLARY
Subcategory: ILLARY

Dr. Sylvia Earle is the President and Chairman of Mission Blue and a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence. She is called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and “First Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with a lifetime of experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for corporate and non-profit organizations.