Finalists 2014 ZFEP

Large Corporation

Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

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SME

SELCO Foundation

The philosophy of SELCO Foundation is that decentralized renewable energy solutions need to be implemented holistically by combining technology, finance and social aspects to demonstrate the link between environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation. Interventions of the organization leads to improved quality of life and increased incomes for the poor: with the underlying aim to create processes that can be replicated around the world for 3 billion poor people.

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Clean Power Finance

Clean Power Finance operates a business-to-business marketplace that connects capital sources (up to half a billion dollars to date) committed to investing in residential solar with qualified solar professionals who need finance products to accelerate the mass adoption of solar by consumers.

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EcoNation

EcoNation (Belgium) developed and commercialised the 'LightCatcher', the first active and intelligent daylight system in the world which captures, enhances, filters and optimises daylight through a skylight, motorised mirror and lenses. LightCatcher allows users to switch off artificial light fittings for 3,650 hours per year while making use of only 1% of the roof surface. Thanks to its direct, high efficiency, the LightCatcher’s impact on environment and energy bill is eight times higher than solar panels.

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Non-Profit Organization (NPO/NGO)

Practical Action

“Practical Actions’ vision is ‘technology justice’ – a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice, in which technology is used for everyone’s benefit.  

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World Resources Institute

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Global High Schools

Asia

Africa

Abaarso school of science and technology

Abaarso School of Science and Technology is a selective boarding school with a mathematics-focused curriculum taught in English. The school’s teachers are volunteers. The school currently has a 20kW wind turbine and two diesel generators with micro-grid controls. The school won $50,000 last year after becoming a finalist for the ZFEP and is using these funds to repair its wind turbine and its solar water heaters.

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The Americas

Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day School

 

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Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  Colegio Roosevelt is a non-profit independent secondary school teaching the International Baccalaureat (IB). It has 1,500 students and is based in the centre of Lima, the capital of Peru.

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Europe

Queen Elizabeth II High School

Students at Queen Elizabeth II High School on the Isle of Man are involved in a pioneering project to combine their Biomass heating system with a Wind Turbine. Inspired by a trip to Gambia and seeing the impact of climate change, the students returned wanting to educate people about how to, and why they should reduce their carbon footprint.

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Oceania

Urrbrae Agricultural High School

“Urrbrae Agricultural High School is a special interest School with a focus on Agriculture, Technology and Environmental Sustainability. The school’s 40 hectare diverse farm and wetland program forms a basis for student projects and studies as they undertake their secondary schooling. 

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