Green Sands strives to engage and encourage individuals or organizations who have profound impact on the world either through inspiration or aspiration.
The Green Sands Inspiration Prize is awarded to trailblazers who have the courage to to go first, take on risks and personal responsibility to open a path for others to follow. We believe in an inherent obligation to acknowledge excellence, for in celebrating the extraordinary achievements of others, we not only honor their tireless endeavors but also inspire a culture that embraces greatness. By acknowledging excellence, we become catalysts of growth and empowerment, fueling the fires of passion and driving humanity towards boundless possibilities.
The Green Sands Aspiration Prize is given to those who show potential for excellence and profound impact on the world through their meaningful, constructive goals. They translate their ideas into action, navigate obstacles and challenges along the way turning aspirations and intentions into tangible results. Through partnership, connectivity to our network, and funding, we provide Green Sands Aspiration Prize recipients with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.
Biennially, Green Sands, under the direction of Chairwoman Reema Khan, sets the target focus area for the prize, by which a nomination committee consisting of subject matter experts and key opinion leaders is assembled to nominate the recipient of the prize.
"I would like for every little girl to look at me and say, 'I can be a scientist too'. I want my legacy to be in inspiration. And, while inspiring, I would like to clear away barriers that keep many young girls from achieving at the highest of levels. Making the world aware that women are worthy."
"Climate leadership has often failed to express the problem through the heart, through the experiences of everyday people. We are amazing at giving you exact figures for carbon in the atmosphere; we’re not great at explaining to you how that’s going to impact your father or your sister."