''Sustainia100 is the greatest story never told,'' said Laura Storm, executive director of Sustainia. ''We have solutions available to transform societies into desirable and sustainable hotspots. With Sustainia100, it is our hope that these solutions will inspire and facilitate the political debate around possibilities and not obstacles.''
Sustainia100 is designed as a tangible tool for sustainability professionals, from design firms and developers, to politicians and CEOs. It is described as a complete guide to innovative and available solutions for creating sustainable societies, focusing on city planning, energy, water and waste management, high-tech and transportation.
''I am very excited and inspired by this, as it makes it absolutely clear that our mission is possible; that we do have the ammunition we need to tackle this challenge; that we have what it takes to create fun and attractive societies without destroying our planet,'' added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Honorary Chairman of Sustainia.
One of the Sustainia100 solutions will receive the Sustainia Award. The announcement and award ceremony will take place at the Global Sustainability Forum in Copenhagen in September 2012.