Friday, December 2nd, 2022 – The Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony took place at the MGM Fenway Musical hall, Boston MA, where hundreds of people from respected organizations and companies attended, to witness the announcement of the 2022 winners of The Earthshot Prize.
The show included speeches from environmentalist Sir David Attenborough and President Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy. Prince William and Princess Catherine of Wales, along with movie stars and celebrities such as Catherine O’Hara, David Beckham, and others, presented and announced the Earthshot Prize winners that evening. The Awards ceremony also had musical guest performances from Chloe x Halle, Billie Elish, Annie Lennox, and Ellie Goulding.
The five winners of the five Earthshots goals: Protect and restore nature, Clean our air, Revive our oceans, Build a waste-free world and Fix our climate received £1m prize for their incredible innovations and solutions in tackling the climate crisis.
You can now watch the entire 2022 Earthshot Prize Award ceremony on PBS.org, the PBS app, and PBS’s official youtube channel, and you can also catch the broadcast premiere on Wednesday, December 14th at 8 PM on PBS, so stay tuned!
As a Host Committee Member, we will be spotlighting and celebrating how we, our community, and the City of Boston have been taking transformative steps to address the impacts of climate change and to help build a better, more resilient future for us all.
Inspired by President Kennedy’s bold and unifying ‘Moonshot’ goal to reach the moon within a decade, The Earthshot Prize’s vision is to harness that same spirit of human ingenuity and collaboration and apply it to the most pressing challenge we face – repairing and restoring our planet.
As a global initiative, The Earthshot Prize is designed to incentivize ground-breaking and positive solutions to help repair our planet by 2030.
In celebrating the most ingenious solutions to the urgent environmental crisis, The Earthshot Prize aims to inspire people around the world about humankind’s ability to solve seemingly impossible challenges and provide people everywhere with optimism and confidence that change is possible.
The prize is centered around five Earthshots – simple yet ambitious goals underpinned by scientifically agreed targets. These goals are to Protect and restore nature, Clean our air, Revive our oceans, Build a waste-free world and Fix our climate. As a fitting tribute to the 60th anniversary of President Kennedy’s inspirational ‘Moonshot’ speech and to celebrate Boston given its own work on addressing the impacts of climate change, The Earthshot Prize is partnering with the JFK Library Foundation alongside Mayor Wu and the City of Boston to host the Awards ceremony in Boston, MA in early December, where the 2022 winners of The Earthshot Prize will be announced.
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