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Mary JordanFounder & Creative Director, Word Above the Street
Mary Jordan is a successful artist, filmmaker, and activist. She’s directed several award winning films that have screened around festivals worldwide. She’s a tireless champion of human rights and made documentaries in Burma, Africa, Indonesia and India and worked with Doctors Without Borders, the Millenium Foundation and more human rights foundations. As the founder of Word Above the Street her mission is to raise awareness about the global water crisis using art and creativity.
Gemma CarterUltra Runner & World Record Holder
Gemma Carter is an amazing endurance athlete, and achieved herself an outstanding titel in the Guinnes World Record as the fastest woman to run 50 km on the treadmill. She’s run dozens of ultra marathons but she’s also a certified running coach and personal trainer. Specialised in Sports Psychology and motivational techniques she has a passion to help others reach healthy fitness and sports goals and gives additional coaching on nutritions in central London.
Water is a based source of life, we cannot live without it. Lack of clean drinking water is a huge problem for a large proportion of the global population. It’s consequences are severe leading to serious illness and often death. The Janicki OmniProcessor in my opinion deserves recognition for creating a safe drinking method based on recycling the resources available to people struggling with this problem giving them an alternative to drinking tainted and toxic water sources. A fantastic product which I hope can be sent out to areas in need.
Dan GermainGroup Head of Brand & Creative, Innocent Drinks
Dan has been involved with the healthy food and drink company since it started in 1999 and was named designer of the year in the UK in 2014, beating Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive and Sir Paul Smith among others. These days his duties include overseeing the creative direction of the Innocent brand; everything from ads to products to packaging, right across Europe. He also works in areas of culture, sustainability, innovation and ethics, maintaining the brand’s most important values and where it might go in the next 10/20/50 years. Creating the tone of voice and the brand culture from scratch are Dan’s proudest achievements, and he is still searching for ways to keep the business both useful and interesting.
I chose the Janicki Omniprocessor for a few good reasons. But the main one is that we’re always going to need water and we’re always going to produce feces. If we can make the former out of the latter, it should help extend our time as a species on Earth. This, in my opinion, is a good thing. I also imagine that it wasn’t the most pleasant project to work on, so I can only applaud the hardy engineers who made it happen.