Almas Jiwani to be honoured with GWPT Gender and Environment Sustainability Award
The exclusive fundraiser event will be held on July 20, 2013, at 53 Hemford Crescent, Toronto, kicking off at 3:30 pm to showcase the leadership and excellence in sustainability involved in the planning and construction of the first LEED certified Home in Don Mills, “2Spruce House.
Media are welcome to attend the event from 3:30pm to 10pm.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 18, 2013) – Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will be honoured with a Gender and Environment Sustainability Award in recognition of her work and dedication to advance gender equality in all areas, including environment, climate change and sustainable development on Saturday, July 20th. The first annual award will be presented at the LEED eco-energy Open House Celebration, hosted by Global Warming Prevention Technologies Inc. (GPWT), an expanding Canadian-based environmental design and clean-tech development corporation. GWPT pursues innovative architectural solutions and essential technologies including, waste conversion, pollution controls and water purification. CEO, Steve Poulos, designed the house, which features many environmental components including the unique incorporation of two existing Norway Spruce trees into a central courtyard.
The event is dedicated as an exclusive fundraiser for UN Women National Committee Canada, with all contributions and proceeds to support the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment as vital component needed to achieve equitable sustainable development globally.
“Today, all nations face the common threat of global climate change. What is different now from 20 years ago is that far more people are living in places with a higher climatic risk and the worst impacts are often felt by the poorest people,” said Almas Jiwani, President, UN Women National Committee Canada “Environmental sustainability presents many opportunities to achieve women’s inclusion: it has the potential to be a new engine of growth, both in advanced and developing economies, and a net generator of decent green jobs that can contribute significantly to poverty eradication.”