As a Host Committee Member, we will be celebrating the ways in which we, our community, partners, and the City of Boston have been taking transformative steps to address the impacts of climate change to help build a better, more resilient future for us all.
Inspired by President Kennedy’s bold and unifying ‘Moonshot’ goal to reach the moon within a decade of 1962, The Earthshot Prize’s vision is to harness that same spirit of human ingenuity and collaboration and apply it to the most pressing challenge we face – repairing and restoring our planet.
As a global initiative, The Earthshot Prize is designed to incentivize ground-breaking and positive solutions to help repair our planet by 2030. In celebrating the most ingenious solutions to the urgent environmental crisis, The Earthshot Prize aims to inspire people around the world about humankind’s ability to solve seemingly impossible challenges and provide people everywhere with optimism and confidence that change is possible.
The prize is centred around five Earthshots – simple yet ambitious goals underpinned by scientifically agreed targets. These goals are to protect and restore nature | clean our air | revive our oceans | build a waste free world | and fix our climate.
As a fitting tribute to the 60th anniversary of President Kennedy’s inspirational ‘Moonshot’ speech and to celebrate Boston given its own work on addressing the impacts of climate change, The Earthshot Prize is partnering with the JFK Library Foundation alongside Mayor Wu and the City of Boston to host the awards ceremony in Boston, MA on Friday December 2, 2022, where the 2022 winners of The Earthshot Prize will be announced.