Author: Matt Harney

April 8, 2019 - Today the SEAL Awards announced its request that Yelp enhances its listings to highlight restaurants with “straws upon request” programs. Individuals can support this initiative by signing a petition on Change.org: https://www.change.org/p/yelp-tell-yelp-it-s-time-to-suckless“Consumers need a way to find sustainable restaurants,” commented Matt...

November 12, 2018 – With our environmental crisis an existential societal issue, twelve journalists have been awarded a 2018 SEAL Environmental Journalism Award, celebrating their work in documenting climate change impacts and solutions.Honorees include four repeat winners: Brad Plumer of New York Times, Chris Mooney...

Considering the level of impact that climate change is already having on humanity and how it will affect the future of life on earth, versus, say, the impact that “Games of Thrones” will have, there’s a shocking disconnect in the amount of attention people are...

June 28, 2018 - The SEAL (representing Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership) Awards has awarded grants to researchers from 9 leading institutions as part of its ongoing Environmental Research Grants initiative.The 2018 SEAL Research Grants will support research across a broad range of subjects, including...

December 19, 2017 - The SEAL Awards has announced the opening of its 2018 Environmental Research Grant program.  “Addressing our long-term environmental challenges requires academic research funding today,” said Matt Harney, Founder of the SEAL Awards.  “Funding environmental research is a foundational element of our...

November 21, 2017 – The SEAL Awards has announced the launch of a new Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the legacies of society’s most impactful environmental leaders.“2017 has been a disaster for the environment. We have suffered from devastating hurricanes - Harvey, Irma, Jose, and...

November 15, 2017 – Eleven companies have been awarded the first annual 2017 SEAL Business Sustainability Award, celebrating their leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices.Winners of this year’s sustainability award represent market-leading companies from four continents. Global brands such as Bridgestone, Herman Miller, and...