de | Dec. 20, 2016 | News

Now in its eighth year, The Clean Environment Awards Gala is a traditional annual competition organized by ECOTIC and dedicated to initiatives for environmental protection and resource conservation. 98 projects were registered for this year's competition, the highest number in the Gala's history.

Started in 2009, the competition aims to bring in front of the general public various initiatives meant to showcase eco-social responsibility in Romania. A record number of projects were registered on www.premiilepentrumediucurat.ro, 98 projects from all over the country being entered in all four categories: Companies, Educational Institutions, Public Institutions and NGOs.

“We are happy to see that the number of projects dedicated to the environment is going up by the year. This shows that Romanians are increasingly concerned about a clean environment and resource economy, ”said Valentin Negoita, President of ECOTIC.

The competition was open for projects dedicated to environmental protection, resource conservation and waste prevention that have unfolded starting October 2015.

ECOTIC congratulates everyone who entered the competition and has proven a new pro-active attitude towards the environment. The winners of the four categories are:

I. Great Prize for Public Institutions: General Direction for Social Assistance and Child Protection Sector 6, Bucharest

Winning Project: Socialxchange Charitable Shop

II. Great Prize for NGOs: Semper Musica Association, Tecuci

Winning Project: Set-up of first clothing donation containers in Galati County

III. Great Prize for Educational Institutions: Nucet Secondary School, Dambovita

Winning Project: Biodiversity means Life!

IV. Great Prize for Companies: Studioplot

Winning Project: Tubatect

The prizes were awarded during a festive Gala that took place on Friday, December 9th 2016, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Bucharest.