On December 7th, 2011, at the Katerva awards ceremony at the Lincoln Centre Institute in New York City, Sanergy was named Katerva Grand Prize winner.
The Katerva Award Council , consisting of world renowned sustainability thought leaders, selected Sanergy from a competitive group of eight category winners.
Katerva Category Winners:
“It is our pleasure to declare Sanergy as the single most innovative sustainability initiative on the planet. Sanergy is an effort to build a network of low-cost, sustainable sanitation centers across Kenya. Founded by MIT alumni, Sanergy incorporates fuel and fertilizer production from human waste as a way to make the effort financially stable, socially responsible, and environmentally conscious.”
All of us at Katerva firmly believe that Sanergy has the capacity to fundamentally change the way in which we all live and interact with the planet.
In addition to receiving global recognition for innovation in the field of Sustainability, Sanergy will be introduced to an elite circle of partner organizations that are poised to help elevate the impact of this winning idea. Over the coming months, our Winners Circle will provide valuable assistance, leadership, and expertise to the Grand Prize winner in order to accelerate the winning initiative toward impact at a global level as quickly as possible.”
Terry Waghorn, Founder and CEO (on MassChallenge)
For more information on the Awards and the Review process click here:
(“Finalists named for Nobel of Sustainability”: Reuters Environment Forum)
The Guardian’s overview of Katerva’s top 50 nominations (50 ideas to change the world)