ethecon Foundation for ethics and economy is a German environmental organisation. This first – and until now only – foundation that is critical of globalization and corporations. Ethecon has initiated campaigns against Monsanto, Nestlé, Blackwater and TEPCO and has contributed significantly to the construction of a self-governing children’s hospital in Fukushima, which commenced operation in 2013.
Once a year, ethecon Foundation hosts a public award show in Berlin, where they award the Blue Planet Award and the Dead Planet Award. “The Blue Planet Award honours heroic engagement for the preservation of our blue Planet and conversely the Dead Planet Award names and shames those responsible for it’s exploitation, destruction and ultimately downfall to a dead, inhospitable Globe.”