25 May '11, 4pm
The Green Star Awards Recognize the Planet's Heroes : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger
Special contributor Roy Brooke reporting from Switzerland : The planet's environmental challenges are global but solutions to some of the most urgent issues depend on a small group of dedicated individuals and organizations. The Green Star Awards , launched by the United Nations and Green Cross International , shines a light on the often heroic efforts being taken in one of the most difficult and sometimes dangerous realms: the interface of environment and disasters. The second annual Green Star award ceremony was held earlier this week in Bern, Switzerland, recognizing six outstanding environmental emergency leaders selected by an international panel of judges.