Plantagon is named as one of three finalists by Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York for its 2011 Green Award, to be presented to the winner by HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden at the Royal Gala Dinner on November 1.
"We are extremely proud and grateful being named finalist for this award. We believe that the Plantagon Greenhouse will dramatically change the way we see and produce ecological food. Growing vertically in urban areas will mimimize the use of water, energy and pesticides, cutting emissions from transportations as well. Urban Agriculture is the solution to the food demand of the mega cities of the future", says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon International.
The New York Green Summit is arranged by Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, SACC NY and focus this year is on sustainability in the food chain. The full-day summit, “From Farm to Fork,” will take place on November 2nd at Citibank Headquarters in Manhattan. Summit speakers include leading figures in the food world, such as Martha Stewart, Marion Nestle, Marcus Samuelsson and Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs, Eskil Erlandsson.
The Summit will be preceded by the Royal Gala Award Dinner held the evening before at IAC headquarters, during which the winner of the prestigious SACC NY-Deloitte Green Award, valued at $25,000, will be announced. Guest of honor HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden will present the prize to the winning company, accompanied by guest of honor HRH Prince Daniel.
The other two finalists are Real Stevia and Solvatten. The ultimate winner will be chosen by the Green Award jury: Mr. Steve Trygg, Vice Chairman, SACC NY (jury chairman); Mr. Kenneth Bengtsson, President & CEO, The ICA Group; Mr. Peter Gustafsson, Partner, Deloitte; Ms. Gunilla Jönsson, PhD and Professor, Lund Universiy; Mr. Ronnie Leten, President & CEO, Atlas Copco; Mr. Marcus Samuelsson, Star Chef and Food Activist; Mr. Jens Spendrup, Chairman, Spendrup Breweries.
For more information please visit www.saccny.org
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The Plantagon Greenhouse dramatically change the way we produce ecological food. The Plantagon Greenhouse cut costs and environmental damage by eliminating transportation and delivering directly to consumers in city areas. Plantagon may be the first company where social responsibility, transparency and sharing are demonstrably valued at the same level as financial engagement and profit. www.plantagon.com