Winner of Humanitarian Water & Food Award, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Humanitarian Water and Food Award have been created to highlight and reward groundbreaking projects that are using effective solutions to conserve water and grow food sustainably. The Association of the Humanitarian Water and Food Award is a member of United Nations Global Compact.
Permaculture Institute of Australia was the recipient of the reward for the work they are doing in the desert of Jordan, including a partnership project between Kids Are Sweet International, Permaculture Institute of Jordan and Australia. Four videos were submitted, which included Kids Are Sweet's project, Al Jawasra Girl's School educational school garden, "Solving all of the world's problems in a Garden".
Al Jawasra Girl's School educational school garden won the National Competition for the best environmental school garden in all of Jordan. Kids Are Sweet International fully funded the project and helped to develop and implement the design of the permaculture school garden. KASI continues overseeing the project in conjunction with its partner, Permaculture Institute of Jordan and Australia. This is the first organic and permaculture school garden in Jordan. Please view "Growing Hope in a Garden, Part I" on the website.
Kids Are Sweet International was nominated for humanitarian award by NPR affiliate, eTown.org. eTown is a weekly radio broadcast heard on NPR , public and commercial stations from coast to coast. Their mission "is to educated, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world."
New York City, New York
His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Royal Green Awards.
Sweden being pronounced as the greenest country in the world, held an environmental symposium and a Royal Green Awards dinner on September 24, 2008. Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University and Professor Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University were key note speakers. Ms. Lesley Byrne, founder and director of Kids Are Sweet International and Life Is Sweet Chocolates, was invited to participate in the event and to create her organic artisan chocolates for the event and to the King.