In mid-May, the GreenTec Awards recognized collaborative efforts that help protect the environment as well as conserve natural resources and promote sustainable choices in everyday life. More than 1,000 guests from the worlds of business, science, politics and entertainment attended the gala, which marked the start of IFAT, the world’s premier show dedicated to the water and waste industries.
One of the 11 winners selected by the 75-judge panel was Alstom, which received an award for the design of its hydrogen-powered, zero-carbon train called Coradia iLint. Nico Rosberg, who held the title Formula One World Champion in 2016, was named Entrepreneur of the Year for his tremendous support of a sustainable lifestyle and innovative renewable technologies in his role as an investor and shareholder in Formula E. It was said that Rosberg had been one of a few strong backers of changes to the transportation infrastructure. The organizer of the event proved its commitment to sustainability with the hiring of CleverShuttle to drive around attendees in a Toyota Mirai.