Fund for Active Citizenship received Green Star Award for supportingÂ environmental protection. The award ceremony wasÂ organizedÂ byÂ the Aarhus Centre of Niksic and PodgoricaÂ and the Agency for Environmental Protection, at the premises ofÂ theÂ Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and it was supported by theÂ OSCE Mission – Montenegro.
fAKTÂ received this year’s awardÂ in the category of support civic initiatives and the environment.
– For or years, through Citizen Action program, fAKT provides support to differentÂ initiatives for improvement ofÂ the quality of the environment and encourages cooperation between citizens andÂ civil society organizations. In 2014 fAKTÂ have supported several environmental actions and campaigns, was stated by organizers.
Five year old Lara Maker is the youngest winner of the Green Star. She won the award in category forÂ individual engagement, because she allocatedÂ all the money received on herÂ fifth birthday for the action of planting 18 trees in the park at Stari Aerodrom in Podgorica.
“The Association of Gorica hill fans” received award inÂ category forÂ public engagement and carried outactivities. This association almost every weekend organized cleaning and afforestation activities atÂ Gorica hill, promoting its values and also pointing out all the flaws in management. During 2014, the Association has implemented more than 25 actions onÂ Gorica. All their actions were voluntary based.
In the category of Corporate Social Responsibility, the Award winner is “Deponija Podgorica” (dump utility company of the Capital), which is by its nature doing socially – responsible business, but it was also active in education of the public.
In Media coverage category, this year’s winner isÂ Radio of Montenegro (National radio station), while in category forÂ individual contribution to media coverage of environmental issues winner of the Green star is Marija Boskovic, journalist of TV PINK Montenegro.
In the category “Revitalization of abandoned spaces”, winners of the Award are Citizens’ Initiative – Revitalization ofÂ Cemovsko fields and AirÂ club “Wings of Podgorica.â€