Nordic Council Nominates Icelandic Companies For Environmental Prize - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Nordic Council Nominates Icelandic Companies For Environmental Prize

Published May 17, 2015

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Sarah Pepin

The Nordic Council has nominated three Icelandic companies for the Nature and Environment Prize. Last year, the City of Reykjavík won the award.

RÚV reports that the nominees are the environmental awareness website Náttúran.is, public utility company Reykjavík Energy, and the Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University (UNU-GTP), which is run in Iceland by the National Energy Authority.

“The prize is awarded to a Nordic enterprise, organisation or individual,” the Nordic Council states, qualifying that it must have “managed in an exemplary way to integrate consideration for nature and the environment into their business or work, or which, in some other way, has made an extraordinary effort for nature and the environment.”

The City of Reykjavík was last year’s winner, and in keeping with the spirit of the award, Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson will announce on June 12 which Icelandic companies have made it to the finals. The grand prize will then be awarded on October 27.

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