International and Regional Awards of Excellence
BRIT’s mission and passion is the conservation of our natural heritage and achieving public understanding of the value that plants bring to our lives. To that end, BRIT established an awards program to honor individuals and organizations whose contributions and leadership best reflect BRIT’s core principles of conservation, sustainability, and wise stewardship of the land.
In 1995, BRIT created the International Award of Excellence in Conservation to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the ideals expressed in its mission. Recipients include scientists, conservationists, a head of state, philanthropists, Pulitzer Prize winners, government leaders, and other notables.
In 2010, recognizing the natural connection between botany and winemaking, BRIT created the International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing to applaud the viticulturists (winegrowers) and viniculturists (winemakers) who are taking a leading role in implementing sustainable practices and sharing their lessons learned. The International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing is presented during BRIT’s Fête du Vin, Wine Dinner and Auction held in Fort Worth, Texas, during the month of October.
For 2013, BRIT will present three Regional Sustainability Awards which recognize DFW-area businesses, organizations, and individuals that make conservation a priority in their operations and lives, and in turn make North Texas a better, cleaner place to live. Through these awards BRIT acknowledges their environmental commitments and accomplishments.
News Release: BRIT announces 2013 conservation award and regional sustainability awards recipients (Click here)