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Green Mind Announces Winners. EECOY (Dona CHALLITA) Wins Runner-UP

A glamorous gala dinner was held at the Royal Pavilion in BIEL on the 31st of October during which the winners of the Green Mind Awards were announced.

Organized by the NGO Green Mind and e-EcoSolutions, this annual awards ceremony seeks to promote sustainable economic and social best practices. The Green Mind Award is the most important green award in the MENA region.

 

 

 

Everything, from the decoration of the spectacular ballroom to the live green entertainment, contributed towards making this evening the greenest and most splendid of gala nights. The green carpet was unrolled for the distinguished guests whose eyes were met with the sight of a field of windmills made entirely of recycled cardboard that decorated the tables. Each was offered a special gift; a rose made of wood and recycled cardboard for the ladies and an airplane assembly kit made of wood and equipped with photocells for the propellers for the gentlemen.

The event was attended by a large number of prominent members of Lebanese society and government officials including the Minister of Tourism, Fadi Abboud, and official representatives of the Ministers of  Environment, Energy and Water and Telecommunications, as well as of the Commander of the Armed Forces.

 

A hush fell over the enthralled spectators as the opening sounds of the National Anthem rang out, sung without any musical accompaniment by Lebanese opera vocalists EN FA MI. This was followed by Andrea Bocelli’s Earth Anthem after which Nada Zaarour, President of Green Mind, gave her keynote address. The children’s choir of 50 beautiful voices accompanied by famous singer Joe Achkar then sung the international climate song, do it now, which was followed by a 9 year old child’s impassioned plea to stop destroying the environment, addressed to the leaders of the world.

 

The evening continued with a rich, varied and green program including a spectacular performance by Guy Manoukian, a stunning light and sound show by Jamal Abul Hosn, a magnificent fashion show of eco friendly dresses by Meora, and the lighting of the world’s biggest 3D picture from energy generated by the national cycling team who were spontaneously joined by former Minister of the Interior, Ziad Baroud. The entire show will be produced and transmitted by MTV on the 16th of November which coincides with the National Environment Day.

 

The awards were divided into eight categories and the winners were selected by a panel of local and international judges. Trophies are designed and hand sculpted by renowned Lebanese artist, Rudy Rahme. Lebanese superstar, Ragheb Alama, who was appointed UN Ambassador for Climate Change, was also awarded the trophy of Green Arab Celebrity, a category that will be added to the following year’s awards. The evening ended with Michael Jackson’s earth song performed by Anthony Touma.

 

 Here the list of winners and runners-up.

 






PARTICIPANT NAME PROJECT NAME FINALS  
Green Community      
Municipality of Maaser El Chouf Two communities reunited around the environment Winner  
The Green Pact Greening Rural Areas: NACSEL for Development Runner Up  
BankMed Happy Planet Finalist  
       
Green Innovation       
Dawtec Pergola Solar System Winner  
Contra International Zero Waste Act Runner Up  
AdTech IT-Scrap Management Program Finalist  
       
Green Industry      
Tanmia Clean environment - a prerequisite to quality products Winner  
Malia Group Toward a Healthy Environment Runner Up  
Srour for Scrap Metal Everyone has a part to play! Start now! Finalist  
       
Green Resources      
Lions and Rotary Artificial Reef in the Aabdeh Region (North Lebanon) Winner  
Arcenciel Bouchons Roulants (Rolling Caps) Runner Up  
Sally Khalaf Green Ways Finalist  
       
Green Education      
The Little Engineer Kids and Teens Go Green Winner  
Bahr Loubnan Think Blue Runner Up  
Samar Bouzeineddine The Integration and the Impact of Environmental Education in School Curriculum Finalist  
       
Green Technology       
Pheonix Energy EcoEnergy The biomass heating Solution Winner  
Ghanem Development & Trading (GDT) Eco-compatible Green Plastic by GDT Runner Up  
Positive Plastics Reverte - the worlds leading oxo-biodegradable technology Finalist  
       
Green Individual       
Rabiha Sfeir Medicinal, Herbal & Aromatic Plants in Lebanon Winner  
Dona CHALLITA EECOY - Let's Green Online Runner Up  
Hansarchitects Ecotourism-urban planning Finalist  
       
Green Media      
World Environment Group WE TV, WE Magazine and Newsletter Winner  
Lebanon Opportunities Green Business Initiative Runner Up  
News Green Off before you go!

 

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ECO INITIATIVES

  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.

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