The „Energy Globe“ - The World Award for Sustainability - is today’s most renowned environmental prize worldwide, as established by the American agency Arthur D. Little in a survey. In total, participants from more than 180 nations participated with implemented projects e.g. in the year 2019 . All projects protecting our environment may be submitted .
The Energy Globe Award is presented in the categories of Life: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, the future-oriented category Youth and a yearly special category.
This unique award is presented in form of an award ceremony on a regional basis in the founding country Austria (all federal states), on a national basis in more than 90 participating countries (all other country winners are presented online), and partly in large TV galas (Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, …).
At the end of the year, the Energy Globe World Award is presented. Projects by individuals as well as companies or NGOs may be submitted.
All project submissions are eligible for both participation on a national and global basis. Participation is for free.
The Energy Globe Award, World Award for Sustainability, is organized by the independent Energy Globe Foundation from Austria.
Goal of the award is the presentation of innovative and sustainable projects to a broad global audience as there are many great and implemented solutions to most of our environmental problems available. The awareness for the importance of these projects is increased by the Energy Globe Award which leads to a multiplier effect. All projects offering solutions to our environmental problems, especially concerning the reduction of emissions and pollution, can participate . The database of the Energy Globe has grown over the year and now contains around 20,000 projects submitted from 2000-2019. All of these are projects which have been implemented successfully in the whole world.
Based on the experiences from 2021, the Energy Globe World Award was held in a mix of live performance and streaming. The results broke all records, the ceremony was broadcast in a variety of formats and languages to an audience of more than 250 million people.
In 2020, the Energy Globe World Award was presented worldwide as produced gala show.
In 2018, the Energy Globe World Award was organized in Yazd/Iran, one of the world's oldest cities, where thousands of years ago the houses were air-conditioned by wind towers.
In 2016, the World Award was held during the World Climate Conference in Marrakech in Morocco. Miss Earth Austria Kimberly Budinsky was the presenter of the show.
In 2013, the Energy Globe World Award was presented in Austria in the town of Salzburg in a TV gala which was broadcast worldwide by international TV stations.
In 2011, the Energy Globe World Award was presented in Austria, in the town of Salzburg. At the same time, the national awards were expanded and the national presentations started to take place on-site.
In 2009, the Energy Globe Award took place during the meeting of the European Environment
Ministers in Prague during the EU presidency. 110 nations participated that year.
In 2006, the Energy Globe Award was presented in Vancouver, Canada, and attracted a lot of attention. Presenter was the later prime minister Justin Trudeau.
Austrian primetime (ORF2), broadcast in over 100 countries. Presenters were Ingrid Thurnher & Christian Clerici, Austria, “Columbo” actor Peter Falk, Austrian actor Sonja Kirchberger, diving pioneer Hans Hass, German singer Nina Hagen and Italian pop singer Eros Ramazzotti.
February 28, 2001, Linz, Austria: Presenter Frank Elstner, Hans Dichand
The Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 by the energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann who had already founded the energy saving fair „Energiesparmesse“ in 1985 and further on helped to establish energy advisory centers throughout Europe.