Gore scoops third eco-award from UK environment experts

Oct. 25, 2007
Al Gore won the title of Green Personality of the Year 2007 at an awards ceremony which lauded those who have had a tangible impact with their efforts to protect the environment last night. The edie Awards for Environmental Excellence, which were held at the Natural history Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, aimed to highlight the vital work being carried out by environmental consultancies in the UK and further afield. The awards recognized trailblazing work in a number of arenas, from curbing...

SOUTH CROYDON, UK, Oct. 23, 2007 -- Al Gore won the title of Green Personality of the Year 2007 at an awards ceremony which lauded those who have had a tangible impact with their efforts to protect the environment last night.

The edie Awards for Environmental Excellence, which were held at the Natural history Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, aimed to highlight the vital work being carried out by environmental consultancies in the UK and further afield.

The awards recognized trailblazing work in a number of arenas, from curbing climate change and pollution to increasing recycling and water quality. For the majority of awards the winners were elected by those who know the consultants best, the clients who require their expertise.

This gives a unique insight into the sector, which makes up the lion's share of the UK's £25B environment industry.

Environmental professionals were also asked to nominate the individual who they felt had made the biggest contribution to global efforts to protect the planet -- and named Al Gore as the environmentalist's environmentalist.

Gore beat veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, the man who brought us London's congestion charge, Mayor Ken Livingstone, campaigning journalist George Monbiot and former Environment Secretary David Miliband to win the crown.

The awards also highlighted the success of major projects from around the world, offering concrete examples of how diverse organizations can cut their carbon footprint, slash waste and boost recycling and develop buildings which do not cost the earth.

These project awards were judged by an expert panel made up of Sir John Harman, chairman of the environment agency, Nicky Gavron, Deputy Mayor of London and chair of clean energy think tank the London Hydrogen Partnership, chief executive of Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP) Liz Goodwin, David Vincent, technology director of the Carbon Trust and Peter Bonfield, director of the Building Research Establishment.

The awards were administered by www.edie.net, Europe's largest website for those working in the environmental sector.

For a full list of the winners and the runners up, see: http://www.edie.net/awards/

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