One Cool Thing: Earthshot Winners Announced

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Five winners have been awarded £1 million each by Prince William’s Earthshot Prize in recognition for their sustainability and conservation efforts. The winners across five categories are: coral-growing and reef-restoring enterprise Coral Vita; the Republic of Costa Rica for its programs in forest restoration; the company Takachar whose technology can turn agricultural waste into sellable bio-products like fuel and fertilizer, the City of Milan for its food waste policy; and clean energy innovator Enapter. Runners up will have the opportunity to access support through the Global Alliance, which includes the United Nations and the World Wildlife Fund.

 

The star-studded award ceremony featured performances by Coldplay and Ed Sheeran and pre-recorded messages from world leaders. “Over the coming decade, with future generations in mind, the Earthshot Prize and its inspirational nominees will help us find innovative solutions,” said Prince William. “Together, with all those who join us, we have a real opportunity to deliver a brighter future for humanity while restoring harmony between nature, people, and planet.”

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