Over the weekend, The Royals, HRH The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge along with fellow celebrities of high regard stepped out on the green carpet to take part in the debut of one of the hottest events of the season: The Earthshot Prize Awards.
Famous names like Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, and David Oyelowo joined The Cambridges at Alexandra Palace in North London, as Prince William launched the first awards ceremony of his green initiative that is aimed at finding new ideas and technologies globally to challenge in addition to taking on the growing climate crisis that has affected everyone around the world.
The ultimate prize in all five categories was a whopping £1m going to each winner. Guests arrived in outfits of sustainable fanfare as they were asked to “consider the environment when choosing their outfit”
Renowned Actress, Activist, and UN Women’s Global Ambassador for HeForShe, Emma Watson showed up wearing a recycled gown designed by Harris Reed in collaboration with Oxfam.
While Dame Emma Thompson arrived wearing the same teal Stella McCartney pantsuit and Adidas Stan Smiths she wore, also by McCartney during her Damehood in 2018.
And lastly, but certainly not the least. The Royals themselves were all but poised for showstopping photos as Prince William donned a dark green velvet blazer from Reiss with a black turtleneck and trousers while the Duchess herself, Kate Middleton re-wore an Alexander Mcqueen lilac gown which made its debut 10 years ago in the BAFTA- black-tie event she attended in Hollywood.
The Earthshot awards prize winners were all chosen for their well-thought-out environmental schemes. Innovators from the following countries such as Costa Rica received the ultimate accolade in the “Protect and Restore Nature” category, which helps financially sustain local citizens to plant trees and nurture the country’s rainforest.
While other notable mentions won the following categories:
India’s Vidyut Mohan, won the “Clean our Air” prize for the creation of a social enterprise that helps to convert harmful pollutants produced to renewable bio-fuels and materials.
The Coral Vita group from The Bahamas won the “Revive our Oceans” category for developing a healthy system that helps develop corals on land which can then be transported into the ocean via small clusters.
Milan, Italy, won it all out in the “Build a Waste-Free World” category for being the city that utilises huge amounts of food that don’t go into the bin to feed people in need.
And finally, the international Enapter project took home the “Fix our Climate” accolade for its unique AEM Electrolyser, which is scientifically proven to be efficient in creating a way to change hydrogen gas from renewable electricity.
Article by Cyan Leigh Dacasin, Lifestyle Editor – British Thoughts Magazine