|The Nashua, N.H., based Green Chilies was started by Saniya Shah, right, and Meera Nair, left, in 2009, with the goal of providing green products for free to make the world more environmentally friendly.
Green Chilies, an environmental organization, has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the world's greenest companies, councils and communities.
Green Chilies competed against more than 500 other nominations and will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a presentation ceremony in the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster in London, on Nov. 14.
Green Chilies' winning idea, GreenTV helps to reduce e-waste by reusing obsolete computer monitors.
The Nashua, N.H., based Green Chilies was started by Saniya Shah and Meera Nair in 2009, with the goal of providing green products for free to make the world more environmentally friendly.
"We are absolutely delighted to have achieved such a prestigious international award," said Shah, president of Green Chilies and a student at the Derryfield School. "We are committed to create a green environment one project at a time. We are very proud to be receiving the Green Apple Award in recognition of our efforts and look forward to our visit to the House of Commons in November to collect the trophy."
As a result of this success Green Chilies has been invited to have its winning paper published in The Green Book, an international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the major recognition for environmental endeavor among companies, councils, communities and countries. The awards are organized by The Green Organisation, an independent, nonpolitical, nonactivist, nonprofit environment group dedicated to recognizing and promoting environmental best practice.
Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.