NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
FOR OUR 2021 CEREMONY

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN THE GREEN INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE

We invite you to participate in the "open" nomination process
 
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 CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 INDUCTEES

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Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.

ENVIRONMENTALIST
Paul
Hawken
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Cristina Mittermeier is the marine biologist and activist who pioneered the concept and field of conservation photography. Recently starting the most ambitious project of her career: Only One, a new collective of organizations that uses digital technology and visual storytelling to catalyze lasting cultural change, with the ultimate goal of conserving the world's oceans from now into perpetuity.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Cristina Mittermeier
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Back in the early 2000s you couldn’t buy a reusable, stainless steel water bottle. Plastic was pretty much your only option. We sold the first BPA free stainless steel bottles in 2004. Today, reusable water bottles are everywhere. Klean Kanteen has become an international brand and has inspired dozens of other companies to make reusable stainless steel products. We don’t mind. When it comes to kicking plastic, we’re all in this together.

SUSTAINABILITY
Klean
Kanteen
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AquaRecycle is leading the way in the reuse of water and energy that would otherwise be wasted. Our flagship product is the only patented system for sanitizing and recycling laundry water for hotels, hospitals and other large facilities. We’ve complemented that with a method for recapturing the heat from their dryers. Both fit perfectly among today’s green-building initiatives.

WATER CONSERVATION
AQUARECYCLE
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Lightning’s mission is to build world-class, two-wheel electric transportation with superior efficiency, performance and affordability to current gasoline alternatives. The first challenge was to develop technology that is equal or better than gasoline powered motorcycles. 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Lightning
Motorcycles
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At USGBC is committed
to transforming buildings, because we believe that every person
deserves a better,
more sustainable life. 
Our vision is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. 

SUSTAINABILITY
USGBC
US Green Building Council
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Greenwave helps fishers across the country and around the world plan their own ocean gardens.

We are regnerative ocean farmers creating jobs and protecting the planet, growing good local food for local communities and working to make a living on a living planet.

REGENERATIVE OCEAN FARMING
Greenwave
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Package Free: an ecosystem of brands on a mission to make the world less trashy. They believe that access to sustainable products and resources that positively benefit people and the planet is a basic human right. Their goal is to reshape the consumer product landscape, redefine what a truly good product looks like, and make natural and plastic free products more accessible, affordable, and convenient for all.

SUSTAINABILITY
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TerraCycle partners with many manufacturing facilities around the world to recycle large quantities of difficult-to-recycle waste, as well as small, unusual waste streams like personal protective equipment.

RECYCLING
TerraCycle
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Dickson is a futurist. He makes the case that urban agriculture can go vertical as well as horizontal. His book The Vertical Farm has been widely acclaimed. He has quickly become the central figure in what could be a worldwide revolution.

SUSTAINABLE FARMING
Mr. Dickson Despommier
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Boyan founded The Ocean Cleanup is designing and developing cleanup systems to clean up what is already polluting our oceans and to intercept plastic on its way to the ocean via rivers.

OCEAN PRESERVATION
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Events

The Induction Ceremony and Conference is an annual event where we celebrate and induct the previous calendar year nominees. The event is held in a different location every year where the community is represented by local organizations that support green industry efforts.
Stay tuned for more information about our 2021 ceremony.

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OUR VIDEOS

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SUPPORT OUR MISSION

We are a grass roots non-profit that relies on the generosity and support of the public to sustain and execute (improve) our mission. We encourage anyone with a passion and drive for sustainability to partner with us by becoming an appreciated supporter (sponsor).

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STORIES

"Fire made us human, fossil fuels made us modern, but now we need a new fire that makes us safe, secure, healthy and durable."

- Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

SPONSOR

Sponsorship opportunities are available for IGIHOF. We encourage anyone with a passion and drive for sustainability to sponsor our non-profit 501C3 organization.

GIVE ONLINE

Make a secure on-line donation. You will be redirected to Paypal.com to submit a secure online donation. Donations of materials, historic items, and literature are also appreciated.

VOLUNTEER

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with planning and operations of our annual event. We would love to hear from you.