The winners of the 1st edition of the GreenProject Awards (GPA) in Cape Verde were officially announced on May 10. The gala to announce the projects that stood out for good environmental practices was taking place in the Grand Hall of the National Assembly.
Dozens of projects participated in this contest of environment friendly practices, which were evaluated by a jury chaired by the General Director of Environment, Moises Borges. According to a note from the Green Project Awards Cape Verde, each of the five categories (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Initiatives of Community Mobilization, Natural Resources, New Technology Research and Development, Sustainable Tourism and Agriculture) had a jury itself, consisting of one coordinator and three persons of recognized intellectual integrity and academic credibility, science and business.
Turtle Foundation Cabo Verde was announced the winner in the category of Natural Resources. The other finalists in this category were the Banco Commercial Atlantico (BCA Garden project) and Vivo Energy Cape Verde (Sustainable Development in Agriculture).