In 1992 The Earth Prizes were created as the signature program of United Earth by Claes Nobel. The original intent of the Earth Prizes was to emulate the stature and siginificance of the Nobel Prizes, with an Earth Prize for the Environment.
Although, not approved by the Nobel Foundation, the concept of a Nobel Prize for the Environment has proven itself,immensely popular throughout the World.
CNN has dubbed them "The Green Nobel Prizes".
The Earth Prizes are truly an idea whose time has come.