The National Association of Broadcasters is launching a new awards program to recognize individuals, companies, and products for outstanding innovations in media technology that promote conservation and reusability of natural resources and foster economic and social development. The NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Awards will be presented during a special ceremony on the Main Stage at the NAB Show on April 16, 2023, in Las Vegas.
“Sustainability efforts not only benefit the planet and society but also make good business sense,” said Chris Brown, executive vice president of Global Connections and Events at the National Association of Broadcasters. “In addition to providing global recognition for sustainability leaders within our industry, NAB Show is committed to working with our vendors and partners."
The new awards program will include the following categories of excellence:
The Sustainability Champion Award – honoring individuals driving sustainability efforts and programs.
The Sustainability Leadership Award – honoring organizations that have launched or completed sustainability initiatives in the past 12 months.
The Sustainability Product or Service Award – honoring products or services launched in the past 12 months that significantly improve sustainability or provide sustainable market alternatives.
NAB Show will accept nominations from businesses of all sizes, locations, and maturity, including non-profit organizations. Judged by an independent panel of sustainability experts, award winners will be chosen in each category, one each for small, medium, large, and non-profit.
The NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Awards is supported by Amazon Web Services, the world’s leading cloud provider and a leader in the media technology sector. AWS is also known for its efforts to support Amazon becoming net zero carbon by 2040.
“We are honored to support this award and the important work our industry is doing to become more sustainable,” said Marc Aldrich, general manager of Media & Entertainment at AWS. “The media and entertainment community is continuously finding new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, from cutting back on the number of production vans for broadcasts, to flights needed, to energy output from facilities. AWS is proud to do our part in supporting these efforts through our customers and partners by running our business in an environmentally friendly way.”
Managed by Barbara Lange, CEO of Kibo121, the NAB Show Excellence in Sustainability Award program will be open for nomination submissions in January 2023 at nabshow.com/sustainability.
Lange is the former executive director of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and now leads Kibo121, a consultancy firm that guides media technology organizations on their path to sustainability. “I am delighted to work with NAB Show and AWS on this program to help elevate this important initiative within our industry,” said Lange.
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