Selina Juul, founder of Stop Wasting Food Movement Denmark and Think.Eat.Save partner was awarded the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council. The award, presented on 30 October 2013 at the Opera House in Oslo, recognized Ms Juul’s ‘major voluntary efforts against food waste.’
Ms. Juul’s organization is Denmark's largest voluntary movement against food waste. As well as being a Think.Eat.Save. partner, her organization also works with the UNRIC Nordic-Baltic Ad competition on food waste.
Selina Juul's commitment has highlighted food waste issues not only in her home country Denmark, but also in the rest of the Nordic Region, the EU and the UN. Juul works unpaid as a voluntary spokeswoman for the movement she took founded in 2008.
"Selina Juul's persistent focus on food waste - in collaboration with other interested parties - has led to a reduction of food waste in Denmark. With her creativity, enthusiasm and hard work, she has contributed to reducing human beings' ecological footprint in nature", says the Adjudication Committee in its motivation.
The Nordic Council´s Nature and Environment Prize 2013 is awarded to a Nordic company, organisation or individual who has developed a product, an invention or in some other creative way has increased resource efficiency and thereby contributed to reducing human beings' ecological footprint in nature.
The winners were presented with the new prize statuette ‘Northern Lights’ by last year's winner, and the new Children and Young People’s Literature Prize was presented by the Swedish Minister of Culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth. The Nordic Council prizes are each worth DKK 350,000 and were awarded in conjunction with the Nordic Council's Session in Oslo.