THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Environment & Sustainability

This award honors a program, project, or initiative executed to promote, protect, and preserve our environment.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

"One Small Step"
NowThis is the #1 mobile news publisher in the world. We have a singular mission: to make news enga…
#NatureForAll
#NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of nature. At its core is a very simple idea: th…
1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction: Biodiversity Takes Social Media by Storm
To confront the widest possible range of decision-makers, at every level around the world, with …
Art Made out of Air Pollution
Air Pollution is an invisible Killer.  India has 14 out of 20 world’s most polluted cities.  India …
Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World
Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World aims to create a nationwide dialogue on the…
DBS Asia Hub 2 (DAH2) Solar Plant Installation – A Force for Good
Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean energy sources in all developing…
DBS Bank: Live more, Waste less
While Singapore ranks among the top 5 cleanest cities in the world, waste generation and waste mana…
DBS: Recycle More, Waste Less with Social Innovators
With more than 1.2 billion citizens, India generates >100000 metric tons of municipal solid waste p…
EMA Innovator of the Year Challenge
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) created the Future Innovator of the Year Challenge to acc…
FinalStraw: Saving the oceans one straw at a time
Americans use 500 million straws every day, we’re doing something about it. We’re creating reusable…
Fish Unknown
Relais & Châteaux, as an association of 580 of the world’s top restaurants and hotels, has been sup…
HEAVY METAL
From 2017 to 2018, the public health community cringed as current e-cigarette use—using JUULs or ot…
finalist
silver honor
Little Choices Lead to Global Change with Hawaii’s “Reef-Safe Sunscreen” Initiative
When Hawaii's coral reefs suffered from unprecedented levels of coral bleaching, a study published …
Lonely Whale Questions How You Hydrate
Lonely Whale develops creative campaigns that raise awareness of the world’s plastic pollution cris…
winner
Look Good. Do Good.
At Sperry, we see a cycle in our beloved waters that we can’t ignore. Eight million tons of plastic…
Loop
At the 2017 World Economic Forum, Tom Szaky of TerraCycle and executives of leading consumer goods …
Love Beauty and Planet: #smallactsoflove for the planet empowering millions to be change makers
Our team knew there was an issue: at today’s rate, it will take 2 planet earths to provide the reso…
PACIFIC PLASTIC MONSTER
Plastic: It’s cheap, it’s everywhere, and it never goes away. That water bottle you threw out decad…
Run for the Oceans - Together Against Marine Plastic Pollution
We firmly believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives. As ambitious as this goal …
finalist
gold honor
S'well's Million Bottle Project Inspires NYC Student Advocacy
S’well was founded in 2010 with the mission to rid the world of single-use plastic bottles by creat…
Seeker's "The Swim"
Seeker, the #1 digital science brand in the U.S. [Nielsen Digital Content Ratings], partnered with …
Skip the Traffic during Super Bowl LIII – Try Transit
In 2019, the Super Bowl LIII brought over one million visitors to Atlanta, driving $185 million in …
Sustainable food production with Farm from a Box
Every person should have access to healthy, nutrient-rich food and every farmer should be able to p…
THE HUMAN COST OF SMARTPHONES
At the bottom of the multibillion-dollar smartphone industry, child miners labor in harrowing condi…
The Amazonian Tribe Defending their Land with Technology
“For thousands of years, we have protected our territory from invaders,” says Opi Nenquimo, one of …
The Hardest Worker
Background: In India, one tree was cut every hour over last 13 years in the capital city alone…
finalist
gold honor
The Makers of Vita Coco & Lonely Whale Launch an Alternative to Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles
According to market research group Euromonitor, one million single-use plastic bottles are sold eve…
Transforming business for a circular economy with ocean-bound plastics – HP Inc.
HP Inc.’s mission is to grow its business, not its environmental footprint – and to inspire its cus…
finalist
bronze honor
United Airlines Carbon Cutback
United Airlines is the first US carrier to publicly commit to reducing greenhouse emissions, pledgi…
finalist
silver honor
WWF - #NoBuildChallenge
The depletion of the earth's natural resources is a major problem which humanity must fight against…
Water Scarcity Debate in Cape Town, South Africa
Doha Debates teamed up with three local universities and South Africa’s most watched television cha…