88 initiatives proposed for the Nordic Council Environment Prize

13.06.23 | News
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The theme for the 2023 Nordic Council Environment Prize is sustainable textile production and consumption.

A wardrobe coach, new fibres created from old jeans, waste sorting concepts, sharing concepts, researchers, national clothes swap days, and a think tank. A total of 88 candidates working for a more sustainable textile industry have been nominated for the 2023 Nordic Council Environment Prize.

The 88 proposals come from every corner of the Nordic Region and provide a unique and interesting insight into the initiatives underway in the region under the theme Sustainable production and consumption of textiles. It is a broad theme that covers the entire life cycle of textiles, from the production of the raw material to the design, sale, repair, reuse, recycling, and disposal.

“We hope that the Nordic Council Environment Prize can help show that a sustainable textile industry is possible and that there are already many good examples to draw inspiration from,” says Cilia Indahl, head of the prize committee for the Nordic Council Environment Prize.

You can see all of the 88 proposed candidates via the link below. 

Discussing sustainable clothing consumption at the People’s Festival

The environment prize puts the important discussion on circularity in the clothing and textile industry up for debate at the People’s Festival in Bornholm. Here you can meet Icelandic artist Ýr Jóhannesdóttir and hear a presentation about the mammoth social, environmental, and climatic challenges facing the textile industry. Stop by the Nordic Tent at pitch 20 on Saturday 17 June at 10:45 and meet Tanja Gotthardsen, Anja Bakken Riise from the Norwegian organisation Framtiden i våre hender, and Marianne Holmer from the adjudication committee for the Nordic Council Environment Prize.

The process

The final nominees from the 88 proposals will be announced on 1 September 2023.

The winner of the 2023 Nordic Council Environment Prize will be announced in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council in Oslo on 31 October. 

The winner of the prize will receive DKK 300,000.

Previous winners

The Nordic Council Environment Prize was first awarded in 1995 with the aim of raising awareness of work on the environment in the Nordic Region.