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 BRIGHT AWARD, 2018
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.
NGO ADVISOR, TOP 200 NGOs IN THE WORLD, 2016
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.
NATIONAL ENERGY GLOBE AWARD, 2016
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.
THEISS INTERNATIONAL RIVER PRIZE, Finalist, 2015
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.
NATIONAL ENERGY GLOBE AWARD, 2015
EcoPeace’s Jordan River Rehabilitation Project has been awarded the National Energy Globe Award. With more than 170 participating countries and over 1500 project submissions annually, the Energy Globe Award is today’s most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. Our project was presented on June 5th, 2015 at the UN’s World Environment Day, under the patronage of UNESCO and in cooperation with UNEP. Click here to see a full view of the banner we received, and here for the Certificate.
GLOBAL JOURNAL TOP 100 NGOs LIST, 2013
EcoPeace Middle East is honored to have been named one of the Top 100 NGOs in the world by The Global Journal in their 2013 edition. The Global Journal Top 100 NGOs list is the first comprehensive ranking of organizations operating within the non-profit world. A Geneva and New York based organization, their definition of NGO’s are operational or advocacy focused non-profit organizations active at the local, national or international level. This year, they considered a pool of approximately 450 NGOs based on three key criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability. The 2013 list features organizations from 27 countries that work across a range of sectors. EcoPeace received the highest ranking of NGOs based in the Middle East.
MOUNT ZION FOUNDATION AWARD, 2011
The Mount Zion Foundation has its seat at the Institute for Jewish-Christian Research (IJCF) at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland, and grants the Mount Zion Award every other year to persons of Jewish, Muslim or Christian faith, who have significantly contributed to the Jewish-Christian dialogue or to the understanding of the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in Israel. Read more in the speech given by Abbot Gregory Collins from the Dormitio Abbey in Jerusalem during the ceremony.
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD, 2011
Each year, the International Development Committee (IDC) of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) honors exceptional work promoting conflict resolution in development projects around the world. The award aims to celebrate leadership in the field and draw attention to the importance of conflict resolution in creating stronger democracies and economies.
ARISTOTLE ONASSIS PRIZE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, 2010
EcoPeace Middle East is the recipient of the first Onassis Prize for the Protection of the Environment. The prize rewards persons or organizations on a biannual basis for “outstanding contributions towards protecting and improving the environment, including sustainable use of energy”. Read more in their press release.
EURO-MED AWARD FOR DIALOGUE. 2010
Taking place this year on the theme of ‘Intercultural Dialogue for Ecological Sustainability, the Dialogue Award is unique in the fact that it is bestowed and voted upon by members of the Anna Lindh Foundation’s region-wide Network of 3000 civil society organizations working across the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean. Read more on their webpage.
GREEN GLOBE AWARD, 2010
EcoPeace’s Good Water Neighbors project was awarded the Green Globe Award for the best Environmental Education project this year. Life and Environment, the umbrella organization of environmental organizations in Israel, awards the “Green Globes” – the “Environment Oscar” – to activists, groups and companies for environmental action in Israel.
SKOLL AWARD, 2009
EcoPeace Middle East was awarded the Skoll Award in 2009. The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship are presented by the Skoll Foundation to recognize the most innovative and sustainable approaches to resolving the world’s most urgent social issues. Click here for the video clip introducing us at the Award ceremony.
TIME MAGAZINE, 2008
TIME selected EcoPeace Middle East’s three directors as Environmental Heroes alongside internationally renowned leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists in the environmental field. Read more.
SEED Finalist Award, 2008
EcoPeace Middle East was honored to be selected to receive the SEED Finalist Award for our Jordan River Peace Park initiative. Read more here.
ENERGY GLOBE AWARD, 2006
The international Energy Globe Award distinguishes the best projects in the five categories earth, fire, water, air and youth. Energy Globe invites outstanding sustainable best practice projects to participate in the annual competition. From all over the world, some 800 projects and initiatives are submitted annually to compete for the award. EcoPeace’s Good Water Neighbors Project won the Honorary Award.