Last night, sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: The launch of Sustainia100. Worthing Homes are proud to announce that Relish™ has been chosen for this prestigious list of solutions.
As one of a handful of projects selected from the UK and the only affordable housing solution, we are truly delighted to have been included as a Sustania100 project, which promotes and recognises the 100 best practice projects from around the world. Robin Roberts, property services director, Worthing Homes
Relish™ is a sensible solution to reduce energy use in existing occupied homes through low cost refurbishments giving maximum return, in terms of energy savings, per pound spent combined with bespoke household education advice.
Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies. Building on ready and available solutions only, Sustainia100 is as a tangible tool for sustainability professionals – from politicians to CEOs – dedicated to create desirable and sustainable societies.
I am very excited and inspired by this as it makes it absolutely clear that our mission is possible. That we do have the ammunition we need to tackle this challenge. That we have what it takes to create fun and attractive societies without destroying our planet.
Sustainia is my kind of world: A desirable place where we live life to the fullest. Without damaging the only planet we have. Arnold Schwarzenegger, chair of Regions20, honorary chair of Sustainia
Individually, the solutions represent sustainable innovation in areas such as city planning, energy, fashion, water and waste management, high-tech and transportation. Collectively, they provide a guide of the building blocks available for transforming our societies.
Sustainia100 is a cornerstone in Sustainia. A construction site for the desirable society we could live in if we implemented ready and available solutions. Developed by world-leading companies, organizations and experts in close collaboration with UN Global Compact and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative Regions20, Sustainia is the first holistic introduction to the attractive sustainable future.
Securing the planet for future generations is a global collaborative task. Sustainia100 demonstrates that since the first Earth Summit in 1992 solutions and innovations to tackle this challenge have been developed all over the world. We need to make more people aware of these solutions and inspire more to act. With the Sustainia100 there is no excuse for not choosing a sustainable path to the future. The solutions are there. Ready for use. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister, Member of The Elders Team
Sustainia100 solutions are nominees for the Sustainia Award, which honours outstanding performance within sustainability. The winner will be announced at a ceremony later this year in Copenhagen.
Please visit the Sustainia100 website for more information on the Sustainia 100.