Solar stars at new-look Zayed Sustainability Awards

California-based We Care Solar joined London’s BBOXX in lifting a new-look Zayed Sustainability Award as the latest World Future Energy Summit opened yesterday in Abu Dhabi.

The U.S. company provides solar-powered maternity kits in sub-Saharan Africa to prevent avoidable deaths during childbirth.

The former Zayed Future Energy Award has evolved this year into the Zayed Sustainability Prize – in the process encompassing a wider gambit of sustainable innovations.

The prize was awarded in four categories: health, food, energy and water with each winner receiving $600,000. Six schools were recognized yesterday for sustainability programs, with each banking $100,000 towards their ecological programs. Read more