Green Bronx Machine Wins Six Gold Anthem Awards
Newswise — BRONX, NEW YORK — February 28th 2022 – Green Bronx Machine announced today that it has been named Best Brand Campaign, Best Non-Profit Campaign, Best Special Project, Best Local Community Engagement, Best Community Outreach, and Best Innovation in Education, Art, & Culture in the Inaugural Anthem Awards.
Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include Daniel Dae Kim (actor, producer, and activist); Ashley Judd (Author, Actor, and Social Justice Humanitarian); Mitchell Baker (CEO and chairwoman, Mozilla); Lisa Sherman(president and CEO, Ad Council), Sarah Kate Ellis (president and CEO, GLAAD); Renata Erlikhman (chief investment officer, OW Management); Shayla Tait (director of philanthropy, The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation); Russlynn Ali (CEO and co-founder, XQ Institute); Marc Ecko (chief commercial officer and board member, XQ Institute); Heidi Arthur (chief campaign development officer, Ad Council); and Alexis M. Herman (chair and chief executive officer, New Ventures, and former U.S. secretary of labor).
In the last year alone, Green Bronx Machine has distributed more than 130,000 pounds of food, reclaimed over 10,000 pounds of food from landfill, produced 5,000-plus pounds of produce grown locally in the Bronx, built and stocked three new food pantries, delivered weekly 152 backpacks of food to students and fulfilled more than 1,600 emergency food requests from families in need. Recently named 2021 Social Innovation Award winners, Green Bronx Machine was named NYC Food Policy Center COVID Food Hero. Green Bronx Machine has trained nearly 1,500 teachers using their Classroom Curriculum, impacting more than 50,000 students throughout the Bronx, across America, and around the world.
“It is our distinct honor to recognize the work that brands, organizations, and individuals are all making to create an impact in their community,” said Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards. “We launched this platform to show the world that all corners of our culture, from sports and entertainment to business leaders and celebrities, are all standing up to say, it is time for systemic change and that social good is what we value as a society.”
“We could not be more honored to have our work celebrated across multiple categories, from the Bronx to the world!” says Stephen Ritz, founder of Green Bronx Machine. “Our program is proven to grow happy, healthy children, high-performing schools, and resilient communities while addressing social determinants of health and food security in communities that need it most. Recognition from Anthem Awards – especially in its inaugural year – is further evidence that our program is poised, ready, and able to scale and replicate across the nation and nurture the next generation of social justice champions. From our humble corner of the globe, we might just change the world.
”Winners for the inaugural Anthem Awards will be celebrated at the first annual Anthem Voices conference followed by a star-studded virtual Awards Show on Monday, February 28, 2022. Fans will be able to hear from social impact leaders during the day and then watch the show, featuring special moments, and hallmark speeches from all the winners at www.anthemawards.com.
The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The inaugural competition received nearly 2,500 entries from 36 countries worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. A portion of program revenue will fund a new grant program supporting emerging individuals and organizations working to advance the causes recognized in the inaugural Anthem Awards.