Panasonic Green Globe Awards on Feb 2

25 Jan,2012

By A Correspondent


The 4th edition of the Green Globe Foundation Awards presented by Panasonic is scheduled to take place at the Taj Palace, New Delhi on February 2. The awards have been instituted as a salute to the efforts of organizations and individuals who are actively fighting climate change through their work in environment preservation and regeneration in our country, today.


Launched at the IIFA Awards 2008 in Bangkok, the Awards are partnered by illustrious partners like United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) that is led by Nobel Laureate Dr. R.K. Pachauri, among others.


This year, over 100 nominations have been received over 8 categories and will go through a stringent procedure before the final winners are decided.  The jury panel consists of Young-Woo Park-Regional Director, UNEP; M.C. Mehta- Environmental Lawyer; Jyoti K. Parikh-Executive Director, Integrated Research for Action and Development (IRADe); Mr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai- Founder Director of Centre for Environment Education; Ranjana Saikia- Director, Educating Youth for Sustainable Development, TERI; and Annapurna Vancheswaran- Director, Sustainable Development Outreach Division, TERI, among others.


The categories under which Green Globes will be give out are Outstanding Contribution in Architecture, Outstanding Contribution by an Educational Institution, Product Innovation and Design,  Business Enterprise- Manufacturing, Business Enterprise- Services,  Outstanding Contribution in Media,  Outstanding Contribution by an NGO,  and Outstanding Contribution by a State Government .


Manish Sharma – Director, Sales & Marketing, Panasonic India said, “As part of company’s eco initiatives, Panasonic has sponsored for Green Globe Awards 2012 which are aimed to encourage, acknowledge and award the Champions of the Earth for environmental leadership globally contributing towards protecting our environment.”


He further added, “It gives us immense pleasure to be a part of such leading environmental awards which helps in increasing awareness and interest among people for contributing towards the environment for a healthier and better tomorrow. Keeping in lines with our vision of being No. 1 Green Innovation Company by 2018, we at Panasonic continuously focus on introducing innovative technologies, products and solutions which are eco-friendly.”


The voting process is a rigorous and methodical procedure that is closely monitored by KPMG, the official auditors for the event. The results are surrounded by secrecy and the credibility of the voting process is one of the key parameters of this prestigious celebration.


Sabbas Joseph, Director of Wizcraft International Entertainment said, “Being a developing nation, India is specifically faced with the challenge of sustaining its rapid economic growth while dealing with the global threat of climate change. As citizens everyone one of us has a moral duty toward preserving the earth and ensuring a better future for the generations to come.


“The Green Globe Foundation Awards are an endeavour towards creating a world that is habitable and through this initiative we recognize star performers for their contributions towards environmental preservation and regeneration.”.


The Green Globe Foundation Awards is conceptualized and promoted by entertainment and communication major Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd.


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