Each year, Belgian Energy and Environment Awards are presented to Belgian citizens who have undertaken outstanding initiatives on environmental protection and promoting sustainable energy use. The International Polar Foundation has been a partner of the awards since its first edition in 2006. Since then nearly 2200 projects developed by citizens, corporations, institutions, associations, schools and administrations that have provided exceptional contributions to the construction of a sustainable future at local, regional and national levels have taken part.
This years awards ceremony took place on 8th June at the BEL (Tour & Taxis Site). High profile guests included Mrs. Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, in charge of Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy, and Mrs. Claire Vandevivere, Echevine, representing the Minister for Environment, Town and Country Planning, Mobility and Transport and Animal welfare. Many individuals from political, scientific and private sectors also attended.
The 2017 International Polar Foundation special prize was awarded to KREATIVA (Morlanwelz) for its project "Growing together through the social dimension of development".
Congratulations from the International Polar Foundation to all 2017 laureates!
Note: Applications for the 2018 Belgian Energy Prize and the Environment will be open from October 2017. The organisers and partners encourage everyone to participate by submitting a project. They are already looking forward to reading about your innovative and creative projects towards sustainable development. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org