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Award Ceremony for Pancyprian Environmental Awards 2019


AWARD CERMONY FOR
PANCYPRIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

FOR ORGANIZATIONS & COMPANIES
AND PANCYPRIAN AWARDS GREEN CITIES &
GREEN COMMUNITIES OF CYPRUS 2019

 

The Award Ceremony of the “Pancyprian Awards Green Cities & Green Communities of Cyprus” and the “Pancyprian Environmental Awards for Organizations & Companies” was held today, February 24, 2020 at the Presidential Palace.

The awards were presented by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment on behalf of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis.

In particular, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Dr. Costas Kadis, awarded on behalf of the President of the Republic to all Green Municipalities and Green Communities of Cyprus the Green Flag which will be waving tomorrow outside the City Halls and Municipalities and Communities and to all the awarded Organizations and Companies the Honorary Medals.

The Pancyprian Awards Green Cities & Green Communities of Cyprus were established on the initiative of the Cyprus Center for Environmental Research and Education CYCERE of the Holy Diocese of Limassol in collaboration with the Commissioner for Environment Mrs. Klelia Vasileiou, the Union of Municipalities of Cyprus and the Union of Communities of Cyprus. The awards were also supported by participating in the Scientific Evaluation Committee of TEPAK, ETEK and the Cyprus Citizens’ Energy Office.

The Pancyprian Environmental Awards for Organizations & Companies were established on the initiative of the Cyprus Environmental Research and Training Center CYCERE of the Holy Diocese of Limassol in collaboration with the Environment Commissioner Ms. Klelia Vasileiou, the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), the Federation of Employers & Industrialists, the Cyprus Tourism Business Association, the Cyprus Organization of Women Entrepreneurs of Limassol, and the Together Volunteer Network.

For the year 2019, 13 Green Municipalities and 6 Green Communities of Cyprus are awarded for their environmental projects and a total of 16 Organizations and Companies.

Specifically, the following 16 Organizations and Companies are awarded with the Honorary Medal of Environmental Protector:

CYPRUS TECHNOLOGIGAL UNIVERSITY
PANCYPRIAN COORDINATING COUNCIL OF VOLUNTEERING
MEDOCHEMIE LTD
PCC WASTE MANAGEMENT LTD
REMEDICA LTD
THE BODY SHOP
VASSILIKO CEMENT WORKS PUBLIC COMPANY LTD
WISEPRINT COPY CENTER
COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD
CYTA
ALEXANDER THE GREAT BEACH HOTEL
AMATHUS BEACH HOTEL
ELIAS BEACH HOTEL
FAROS HOTEL
LONDA HOTEL
NISSI BEACH RESORT

The following Green Municipalities and Green Communities of Cyprus are awarded with the Green Flag for the year 2019:

Municipality of Ayia Napa
Municipality of Athienou
Municipality of Aradipou
Municipality of Engomi
Municipality of Lakatamia
Municipality of Larnaca
Municipality of Latsia
Municipality of Limassol
Municipality of Nicosia
Municipality of Livadia
Municipality of Strovolos
Municipality of Sotira
Municipality of Ypsonas
Community of Ag. Theodorou Larnakos
Kissonerga Community
Louvara Community
Mazotou Community
Pissouri Community
Prastio Community (Avdimou)

With their award, the Green Cities and Communities of Cyprus are automatically included in the Network of Green Cities and Green Communities of Cyprus created and coordinated by CYCERE.

The Special Honor Distinction, the “Golden Mouflon “ for 2019 and the title of the Green Capital of Cyprus for 2019 was awarded to the Community of Pissouri for its work “Mapping of Cycling routes and hiking routes of the wider area of ​​Pissouri”, Category: Sustainable Tourism, which garnered the highest score of all the candidate projects in all Categories.

Regarding the Pancyprian Environmental Awards for Organizations & Companies, the Special Golden Honorary Distinction of the awards was given to the VASSILIKO CEMENT WORKS PUBLIC COMPANY LTD, as the organization that collected the highest score.

The President of the Republic noted in his greeting read by the Minister of Environment that with a series of projects and measures the environmental policy of the government is being implemented. It was also mentioned that with the establishment of these Pancyprian Environmental Awards, another incentive is given to the Local Authorities and we promote our Municipalities and Communities that undertake and carry out green projects for their citizens. He also noted that the Green City Awards & Green Communities of Cyprus can benefit in various ways our Municipalities and Communities, improving the quality of life of citizens, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development. He also said, “The initiative we have developed to tackle Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, through the formulation of a scientifically valid Action Plan, specifically tailored to the specifics of our region.” The President of the Republic also congratulated the Organizations and Companies that were awarded for their environmental work.

Environment Commissioner Klelia Vasileiou point out the need for all of us to take part in the response to climate change, because, as she said, in addition to any government policies and actions, we have a personal responsibility as active citizens.

The Scientific Director of CYCERE Dr. Andreas Hatzichampis, referred to the importance and goals of the Pancyprian Environmental Awards, to the creation of the Network of Green Cities and Communities of Cyprus created and coordinated by the CYCERE and with these awards the Cypriot cities are gradual prepared for the European Green Capital of Europe Award. Finally, he thanked the Environment Commissioner Ms. Klelia Vasileiou and the former Environment Commissioner Ms. Ioanna Panagiotou as well as the President of the Republic who embraced this institution as well as all the collaborating bodies and the winners. 

List of Awards

List of Awarded Green Cities & Green Communities of Cyprus for 2019

MUNICIPALITY WORK CATEGORY
Municipality of Ayia Napa 1. Acquisition of Environmental Signs / Certification with Management Systems

2. Overall environmental assessment of the Municipality of Ayia Napa, regarding the objectives of Sustainable Development

Climate Change – Personal Standards & e – Governance
Municipality of Athienou Christmas and Easter decoration with recyclable and reusable materials Environmental Awareness – Education
Municipality of Aradipou 1. Road lighting: replacement with LED lamps

2. Game Museums

1. Sustainable Energy Consumption

2. Culture and Environment

Municipality of Egkomis 1. Extermination with the planting of green space near the University of Nicosia

2. Creation of an ecological park (Dedicated to Savva Filippou)

Green Areas – Urban Biodiversity
Municipality of Ypsona 1.ECOFY Reciprocal Recycling Program

 

2. ISO 37101 Adoption Promotion for Sustainable Cities

Climate Change – Personal Standards & e – Governance
Municipality of Lakatamias Prevention Team operation Waste management
Municipality of Larnacas Municipal Solid Waste Reduction Program, Coastal Hotel Units and Near Related Wastewater Production Areas for the Municipality of Larnaca Waste management
Municipality of Latsia Creation of a bee park in the Municipality of Latsia Green Areas – Urban Biodiversity
Municipality of Limassol 1. Home Waste Management Strategy of the Municipality of Limassol

2. Development and Implementation of a Action Plan for Sustainable Energy

1. Waste Management

2. Sustainable Energy Consumption

Municipality of Nicosia 1. Development of a Small Bus Network

2. Famagusta Gate Project – Rainwater Collection System

1. Sustainable Transportation

2. Water Resources Management

Municipality of Libadia Green Neighborhood of the Municipality of Livadia Green Areas – Urban Biodiversity
Municipality of Strovolos Reasonable Water Resources Management Water Resources Management
Municipality of Sotiras Door to Door Recycling Program Waste management
COMMUNITY WORK CATEGORY
Community of Ag. Theodorou Larnakos 1. Nature’s path
2. Excursion area “The Orchard of the Village”
Sustainable Tourism
Kissonerga Community 1. Recycling – 1st Community in Recycling
2. 1st Community in the implementation of energy saving plan in street lighting (LED lights)
1. Waste Management
2. Sustainable Energy Consumption
Louvara Community Overall environmental assessment of the Community in terms of Sustainable Development Goals Climate Change – Env. Standards & e – Governance
Mazotou Community Mazi Protection Green Areas – Urban Biodiversity
Pissouri Community Mapping of Cycling routes and hiking routes of the wider area of Pissouri. Sustainable Tourism
Prastio Community (Avdimou) Nature Study trail (Mouzourou) Culture and Environment

List of Awarded Organizations & Businesses of Cyprus for 2019

ORGANIZATION & COMPANIES DISTINCTION CATEGORY
CYPRUS TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Gold Metal Governmental and other bodies and organizations
PANCYPRIAN COORDINATING COUNCIL OF VOLUNTEERING Silver Metal Governmental and other bodies and organizations
MEDOCHEMIE LTD Gold Metal Primary – Manufacturing – Industry – Commerce
PCC WASTE MANAGEMENT LTD Gold Metal Primary – Manufacturing – Industry – Commerce
REMEDICA LTD Gold Metal Primary – Manufacturing – Industry – Commerce
THE BODY SHOP Gold Metal Primary – Manufacturing – Industry – Commerce
VASSILIKO CEMENT WORKS PUBLIC COMPANY LTD Gold Metal Primary – Manufacturing – Industry – Commerce
WISEPRINT COPY CENTER Bronze metal

 

Primary – Manufacturing – Industry – Commerce
ALEXANDER THE GREAT BEACH HOTEL Gold Metal Tourism – Hotels – Tourism businesses
AMATHUS BEACH HOTEL Gold Metal Tourism – Hotels – Tourism businesses
ELIAS BEACH HOTEL Gold Metal Tourism – Hotels – Tourism businesses
FAROS HOTEL Gold Metal Tourism – Hotels – Tourism businesses
LONDA HOTEL Silver Metal Tourism – Hotels – Tourism businesses
NISSI BEACH RESORT Silver Metal Tourism – Hotels – Tourism businesses
COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD Gold Metal Services

 CYTA

Gold Metal Services

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Photo Gallery:

To download the photos from the Award Ceremony, click on the link below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Iivn6V90q7e12N0u2HTjQjB5f6mwqaVE

Reportage on TV channels

The OMEGA report on the Pancyprian Environmental Awards 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RIK report on the Pancyprian Environmental Awards 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation for the Pancyprian Environmental Awards 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation for the Pancyprian Environmental Awards 2019

 

 

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