EcoPeace Middle East is proud to list here the awards we have received over the years, recognizing our work in the region:
Stanford University Law School 2018 Bright Award
On October 4th EcoPeace Middle East was awarded the 2018 Stanford Bright Award for its exceptional contributions to global sustainability in the Middle East region. The award recognizes the organization’s work in bringing together Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli stakeholders on the issues related to water. EcoPeace’s Co-Founders, Gidon Bromberg and Munqeth Mehyar, received the award at Stanford University. Following the award ceremony a public lecture and panel discussion was held on “Peacebuilding through Environmental Conservation.” See video of the event here. The Bright Award recognizes individuals who have made unheralded contributions to environmental sustainability.
GCSP – PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN GLOBAL SECURITY 2017
The Geneva Center for Security Policy and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Program established the Prize for Innovation in Global Security in order to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organization. EcoPeace Middle East’s Program on Water Security won this year’s prize.
EURO SOLAR AWARD 2017
The European Solar Prize Award is handed out every year to towns and municipalities, community businesses, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their extraordinary accomplishments and significant contributions to the use and expansion of renewable energy. With the Solar Prize EUROSOLAR recognizes outstanding commitment to renewable energy. The prize honors outstanding and innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society. EcoPeace’s Water & Energy Nexus project won this year’s prize in the Category “One World Cooperation”. Click here to read our award letter.
SHARHABIL BIN HASSNEH ECOPARK, TOP 100 GREEN DESTINATIONS, 2016 and 2017!
EcoPeace’s Sharhabil Bin Hasseneh (SHE) EcoPark was named as one of the Top 100 Green Sustainable Destinations for both 2016 and 2017. The award celebrates the efforts of tourism destinations that maintain responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives and is a follow-up to National Geographic Traveler’s Destinations Stewardship surveys and the 2014 Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100. The Top 100 initiative aims to recognize tourism destinations that have worked hard to make a difference and take sustainability seriously.
STOCKHOLM JUNIOR WATER PRIZE (small research projects) 2017
Two “Water Trustees” from the ‘Ort Mekif Aravi’ Ramle School, from the Good Water Neighbors project’s Yarkon Basin, Ranadi Abu Rizak and Shirin Abu Riash, won the Stockholm Water Prize for small research projects this year. The two students used the hydroponic system that was built as part of the Good Water Neighbors project to research hydroponic lettuce growth.
EcoPeace was recently ranked by NGO Advisor as a top 200 NGO of the World. We were selected out of thousands of NGOs for outstanding impact, innovation and governance. NGO Advisor is a Geneva-based independent media organization that produces the Top 500 NGOs, a series of reviews of the best nonprofit organizations from around the world. Currently on its fourth edition, NGO Advisor combines journalism with comprehensive research to highlight innovation, impact, and governance in the nonprofit sector.
On June 5th, World Environment Day, our Youth Water Trustees program was selected as the Palestinian winner for the Energy Globe Award. The Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 by Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards. The award presents successful, sustainable projects with the Energy Globe Certificate, an internationally recognized hallmark for sustainability and comes one year after our Jordan River Rehabilitation project won the Energy Globe Award for Israel.
EcoPeace was named a finalist for the 2015 Theiss International Riverprize for our work on the rehabiliation of the Lower Jordan River. This prize is one of the world’s most prestigious environmental awards, given to organizations that have demonstrated their outstanding achievement and commitment to restoring and protecting the world’s rivers. We are honored to receive this recognition and will continue to work towards rehabilitating this vital River! Read more about our achievements in rehabilitating the Lower Jordan River.