These are Latin America's Green Awards

Latin American Green Awards 2016 gala was celebrated in Guayaquil with 500 socio-environmental projects from across the region being recognized. They say they recognize those who through their work and personal life are contributing to the conservation and  wellbeing of the environment.

The big winners at the end of the day were Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador whose projects won in most of the 10 categories.

Colombia received three statuettes in the water, emissions and solid waste management categories, followed by Chile with two in Biodiversity and Wildlife and Human Development, Social inclusion and Reduction of Inequality. Ecuador won with equal numbers in Forests and Flora and Oceans.

Costa Rica, Brazil and Peru won an award in Finance and Energy, Production and Responsible Consumption and Urban Management respectively.

More so Colombian singer Carlos Vives received a special award for his work in favor of environment conservation.  His project "Tras la perla de America" was part of the reason why he was chosen. It promotes the growth and sustainable development of Santa Marta, providing access to water, port development and preservation of Sierra Nevada.

This was the third edition of the award with a total of 1407 projects from 503 cities presented. They've shown tremendous success as in 2013 only 109 projects were signed in. Latin American Green is platform connecting socio-environmental initiatives in the region but also includes Spain, the US and Canada. 

 

LatinAmerican Post | Maria Andrea Marquez

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