Pin It 2007 OSSA Awards | sustainable style foundation

2007 OSSA Awards

2007 OSSA Awards

OSSA Awards: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
About the OSSA Awards: Categories | Design | Nominations | Process | Sponsorship

The Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement (OSSA) Awards recognize outstanding social and environmental efforts across the many and diverse style and design industries that help us all “look fabulous, live well and do good”. The OSSAs are designed to showcase the amount and breadth of sustainability efforts underway in style industries, as well as foster cross-industry awareness and inspiration. They are one of the few places where stylemakers, community organizations, businesses and government come together to celebrate the many ways we can make positive change in the world as we express ourselves in our individual style choices. Above all, the OSSAs provide incredible role models for us all to look up to.

The awards are presented as a part of SSF’s “recognition and inspiration” program area, designed to highlight the best in sustainable style and showcase the positive power of making more sustainable lifestyle choices.

2007 Premier Awards

Style & Substance Award – Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye (c)UNICEFFor 2007, SSF’s highest honor – The Style and Substance Award in Honor of Audrey Hepburn – was awarded posthumously to Danny Kaye. Danny Kaye was UNICEF’s first Goodwill Ambassador. An entertainer loved and respected around the world, Kaye’s relationship with UNICEF began in 1954 and lasted until his death in 1987. Kaye’s first project with UNICEF was a documentary called Children about Kaye’s tour of projects in Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand and Japan. Underwritten by Paramount Pictures with profits going to UNICEF, the documentary was estimated to have reached more than 100 million people. During his tenure as Goodwill Ambassador traveled the world delivering speeches and informing people from all walks of life about children’s needs around the world. Kaye focused the world’s attention on children’s issues throughout his life and continues to inspire many of his entertainment colleagues to lend their visibility to children’s causes.

I believe deeply that children are more powerful than oil, more beautiful than rivers, more precious than any other natural resource a country can have. I feel that the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life is to be associated with UNICEF.”

(photo © UNICEF)

Vision & Innovation Award – Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation
The 2007 Vision & Innovation Award was given to Seventh Generation, a leading brand of non-toxic and environmentally safe household products. With distribution in thousands of natural product and grocery stores in the US for over 15 years, they truly are an example of early vision and innovation that changed industry and how our personal lifestyle choices can make a difference. With a company name derived from the Iroquois belief that “in every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations,” it is no surprises that Seventh Generation saw the value in looking at their product’s longterm social and environmental impacts.

Outstanding Public Expression – Father and son, Nick & George Clooney

Nick & George ClooneyGeorge Clooney and his father, journalist Nick Clooney, have been tireless activists in the effort to bring attention to the crisis in Darfur. Having spoken in front of the US Congress, the UN, and many other audiences, their work with Save Darfur has very successfully raised awareness and action on the crisis. Nick and George traveled through Sudan and Chad in April of 2006 to discuss the Darfur situation first hand and once again focused the world’s attention on Darfur. In a speach before US Congress Clooney stated

“What we cannot do is turn our heads and look away and hope that this will somehow disappear. Because if we do, they will…an entire generation of people will be gone. Then, only history will be left to judge us.”.

Youth Leadership Award – Teens for Safe Cosmetics

Teens for Safe Cosmetics
Teens for Safe Cosmetics, a program of Search for The Cause, is a group of young women raising awareness about potentially harmful ingredients in cosmetics. Their mission is to educate people about greener alternatives to conventional cosmetics, advocate for laws to protect health, and inspire teens across the nation to work together and create change within their communities. In collaboration with the National Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, teen campaign members played a key role in the passage of SB484, The California Safe Cosmetics Act in October of 2005. Besides coordinating events like Project Prom, Operation Beauty Drop, and leading summits on safe cosmetics, the teens in California and now New York are active lobbyists for policy change working with state legislators and moderate forums in schools and in the community to help educate for change around an issue that impacts their health and well being.

(photo courtesy of Teens for Safe Cosmetics)

2007 OSSA Awards

Communication, Communication Design, and Media

Designed Environments


Fashion & Beauty

Food & Restaurant

Industrial Design & Consumer Products


Sports & Recreation




Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)