The winners of the first Clean Tech Media Awards were honored on 21 August 2008. SkySails took the prize in the Technology category, while co2online gGmbH won for Sustainability and camera legend Michael Ballhaus received the award in the category Culture and Media.
The Clean Tech Media Award is a public award that honors two groups of people. The first are inventors and entrepreneurs from Germany who have developed exceptional innovations in the field of environmental engineering and technology. The second group are media personalities who advocate the practical use and benefits of climate-friendly technologies.