Welspun Renewables’ Green Hero Award Recognizes Individual Environment Initiatives; Environment Minister Javadekar to Present Award

Vice Chairman Vineet Mittal and the Environment Minister to jointly present the award at the GGS conference. "Green Hero" Award to recognize silent Heroes working tirelessly for a greener environment. Jury members announced, will convene this month for selecting the winners.

Mumbai, India, September 25, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Welspun Renewables’ ‘Green Hero’ award will recognize outstanding non-institutional initiatives for environment sustainability. Launched in collaboration with The Economic Times Acetech, the Green Hero campaign is looking for individuals who are making their surroundings and in turn the world, greener and healthier. The winner will be jointly awarded by Welspun Renewables’ Vice Chairman Vineet Mittal and Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment, Forest & Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar, at the acclaimed ‘Global Green Summit’ (GGS) in New Delhi on 31st October, 2015.

Vineet Mittal, Vice Chairman Welspun Renewables, said “We are a social enterprise and to give back more than what we take is a philosophy we live by. Social inclusion comes quite naturally for us. Our vision is to light up India with clean, sustainable energy; and to transform the life of every Indian through Education, Empowerment, Environment and Health. To fulfil this vision and responsibility, we have instituted the Green Heroes Project. There is a lot of work being done on-ground for environment sustainability and not many of these initiatives are brought into prominence. Through our ‘Green Hero’ campaign we want to highlight the amazing initiatives carried out by common people at their own initiative. It is important that we encourage them by recognizing their efforts.”

The clean energy generator has launching a massive social media campaign to bring these silent heroes to prominence. In response to the campaign Welspun Renewables has been receiving numerous nominations from across the country. Nominations will be open till the end of the month, to apply nominees can visit - http://www.welspunrenewables.com/greenhero/

A jury comprising of leading personalities will be convening at the end of the month to adjudge the winner of Welspun Renewables’ Green Hero campaign. Mr. R.N. Bhaskar - Consulting Editor Business India, Educationalist & Researcher; Mr. Ameya Dabli Director - Fund Raising & Corporate Communications, Swades Foundation; Dr. Deepak Apte, Director & COO Bombay Natural History Society and Mr. Pradeep Tripathi, Founder, Green Yatra and Basilbag.

Welspun Renewables believes that sustainability and business can go hand in hand. We have been working on its holistic development agenda, driven on 3Es – Education, Empowerment and Environment & Health. In recognition of its efforts, Welspun Renewables was awarded with the ASSOCHAM Global CSR Excellence Award 2012.

About the Global Green Summit 2015: The Summit is set to tackle the challenges India is facing as it stands on the threshold of major development in the field of construction and infrastructure. The summit will unite architects, urban designers, energy generators, engineers, IT professionals, developers, and government bodies, relevant decision makers from the Ministry and international entities with the sole purpose to facilitate sustainable and smart development in the country. The major focus areas of the conference will include the phenomena of a smart city, green energy, energy-efficient infrastructure, public-private partnerships, green governance, waste and water management and design innovation at micro and macro level.
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