The Energy Globe is today’s most important environmental prize with 177 participating countries and annually more than 1500 project entries. It is given in recognition of outstanding performance in terms of energy efficiency, renewable energy and resource conservation worldwide. Being presented this award is a very high recognition, for ENERGY GLOBE is an internationally recognized trade mark for sustainability.
The National Energy Globe Award Sri Lanka 2015 was awarded to the project ‘Rainwater harvesting’ of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum. Shortly summarized the project focuses on: Displaced people in Sri Lanka are educated about the benefits of rainwater harvesting and also provided with rainwater harvesting systems, ensuring clean drinking water for them and their children project supported by the USAID. The project constructed 750 rain-water harvesting systems in resettled households and nine systems in schools and hospitals in Vavuniya District. In addition support was given to households to develop their home gardens through establishing 10 plant nurseries, providing seeds and agricultural instructions. More about the project on www.lankarainwater.org
As part of this year’s World Environment Day, the project was also presented by Energy Globe as part of a global online campaign (www.energyglobe.info) to a wide audience. The campaign ran under the patronage of UNESCO and in cooperation with the UNEP and received great recognition.
To be honored with this award is a great recognition of our work for a better environment and motivates us to continue our endeavors in the future”
National Energy Globe Winner Sri Lanka