Have you got a great story to tell about enhancing island life through innovative and integrated green solutions?
If you are an island administration or business partner involved in an innovative project that is helping in the transition to a more sustainable future and reduce carbon impacts, the Greening the Islands Awards is a unique opportunity to gain recognition for your work and share your initiative with similar communities internationally.
The winners of the 3rd edition of the awards will be voted by prestigious jury members as well as members of the GreeningTheIslands.net community. Award recipients will be announced at a gala dinner on September 29 as part of the upcoming Greening the Islands conference, to be held in Ischia (Naples).
All the islands of the world are allowed to participate as long as they have worked on projects related to the following topics:
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Sustainable mobility/transportation
- Public awareness campaigns
The three winners of the 2nd edition of the Greening The Islands Awards, were announced in December at the event on the Canary Islands:
- Ta’u, one of the islands of American Samoa with just 600 inhabitants, won the award in the Energy category. The “Ta’u island microgrid” project, which involves Tesla and was implemented within just one year from start to finish, will meet 100% of Ta’u’s energy demand.
- The award in the Water sector went to Malta’s “Water Conservation and Awareness Centre”. The facility will be an interactive museum to help inform residents and tourists about the importance of water resources and, given the lack of water on the island, smart management both in domestic and agricultural uses.
- In the Mobility category, the award was given to the “Replacement of police motorbikes” project, an initiative by the Italian town of Rapallo, in Liguria, which is replacing its local police motorbikes model Zero S motorbikes by US producer Zero Motorcycles.
Participation in the awards is free and the deadline is July 18th, 2017. You can apply for an award on the Greening the Islands website