heinz award medallion showing two hands around the earth

Recognizing outstanding contributions to the Arts, the Economy and the Environment

About the Heinz Awards

Senator John Heinz

About the Heinz Awards

Established by Teresa Heinz in 1993 to honor the memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz, the Heinz Awards celebrate the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the Arts, the Economy and the Environment. During the program’s first 25 years, awards were given in five categories. Moving forward, there will be six recipients, with two recipients in each of the three categories. Awardees will receive a monetary award of $250,000 and the Heinz Awards medallion.

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Event

Three Heinz Award Winners Discuss How to Tackle the Planetary Crises

Tune in on June 1, 2022 at 9am CEST (3am ET) for a virtual discussion featuring the world’s leading environmental scientists—including Heinz Award winners Gretchen Daily (2010), Paul Anastas (2006), and James Balog (2010). During this hour-long event, they will join four other sustainability trailblazers to talk about how to tackle the planetary crises, answer questions, and share solutions to climate change, protecting biodiversity, and preventing pollution.

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