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About The Cleanie Awards

We welcome you to The Cleanie Awards community and look forward to amplifying innovation stories that demonstrate the bottom line impact cleantech has on the global economy.

We aspire to identify the unsung movers and shakers in the industry, from the top of the Fortune 100 list to hot startups, pioneering individuals and high impact advocates.

We believe this recognition program will generate much needed visibility for innovators and disruptors who are creating life (and planet) changing solutions. Our team members, advisory board and judges are experienced business leaders, marketers, communicators and advocates for clean energy.

Our Beginnings

The Cleanie Awards was founded by cleantech industry insider and entrepreneur, Laura Taylor. A pioneer of clean energy communications spanning three decades, Laura has built and led global and national practice areas for the world’s largest public relations and media organizations.

After noticing there was a severe shortage of industry recognition honoring the efforts of those making a positive impact, The Cleanie Awards was established to amplify innovation stories in cleantech and shine a spotlight on funders to global market movers shaping the industry.

The program is under the direction and management of Elyssa Rae, program director, and an independent panel of advisors and judges.