Brussels, September 1st, 2023
Voting starts for the winner of the ELCA Green Award
Today, on September 1st, the voting starts for the winner of the ELCA Green Award. This edition the theme is Green School Yards.
The Award, which is presented every two years and aims to put the spotlight on outstanding green projects, is an initiative of the European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA) in cooperation with the French member association UNEP (Union Nationale des Entreprises du Paysage). The ELCA-Board has chosen for Green School Yards as theme for this edition. National members of ELCA had the opportunity to nominate one school yard project of which they are convinced about its prominent and innovative character. Members of the ELCA Committee of Firms, who are all green professionals in the landscape and gardening sector, are invited to vote on their favourite project and by this vote it will be determined who the winner of the Green Award will be.
The following projects are nominated for the ELCA Green Award/Green School Yards:
· Germany: the Gymnasium of Ismaning
· Poland: the International European School in Warsaw
· Spain: the CPI Terras de Maside School Centre in Maside
· Turkey: the T.C. Medipol Universitesi in Kavacik, Istanbul
From all projects there are descriptions and several pictures available on the ELCA-website (www.elca.info). The voting is open till October 1st. On December 5th the Award will be presented to the winner during a special ceremony at Paysalia in Lyon.
Note for the editors, not for publication: If you might have any questions, you can contact mr Egbert Roozen (secretary general of the ELCA) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Figureheads green sector
VHG collects ‘figureheads’: people who have a special significance for the green sector. Because of their profession, experience, expertise, vision or special activities they contribute significantly to the value of green in our society. We would like to share their insights and ideas with VHG members. We hope their stories will be able to inspire and add to our theme ‘green makes for happiness’. In the first issue of this year, we speak with Henrik Bos, president of ELCA, the European umbrella organization of which VHG is a member.
More info: Henrik Bos_ELCA President_VHG_EN
The VHG press article in Dutch - in het nederlands: 12269-VHGMagazine 2021-Boegbeeldinterview
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