2014
SUSTAINIA
AWARD WINNER

Chosen by Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Sustainia Award Committee

2014
COMMUNITY
AWARD WINNER

Chosen by the Sustainia online community.

SUSTAINIA AWARD 2014:
Wecyclers

Congratulations to Nigerian recycling initiative Wecyclers on winning the Sustainia Award 2014. Based in the city of Lagos, Wecyclers is empowering local communities to make money of the unmanaged waste piling up in their street. So far, more than 5,000 households have signed up to create healthier and wealthier neighborhoods in the city. A strong achievement that left our award committee with no doubts.

From around the world, the votes poured in from our dedicated community. And the majority of them went to the social enterprise Fairphone, who win our Community Award 2014. Through development, design and production, Fairphone works to create positive social impact in the consumer electronics supply chain – from responsible mining, decent wages and working conditions to reuse and recycling. To date, Fairphone has sold nearly 50,000 phones from its first two production runs.

All around, the trailblazing 10 finalists for Sustainia Award 2014 are deployed in 84 countries where they make our cities, food, fashion, air conditioners, smart phones and energy consumption more sustainable.

We are already looking forward to next year.


Adventix
Air-condition using saltwater


Netafim
Gravity-powered irrigation


I:CO
Recycling everything fashion


8D technologies
Bike-sharing made easy


Fairphone
A smart-phone with social values


Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha
School boats combatting climate change


Opower
Personal energy-efficient expert


We Care Solar
Solar suitcases giving life


Wecyclers
Pedal-powered recycling


Newlight Tech
Carbon-negative plastic

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