The Municipality of Syros was awarded last week for its environmental record during the 6th European Business Awards for the Environment held at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens.
The Syros municipality clinched the first prize in the “Local Government Award for A’ and B’ Grade” for its proposal titled “Syros Municipality Actions and Initiatives Towards a Sustainable Future” and which included a set of actions, measures and projects for the management of solid waste and the protection of the environment implemented or to be implemented under the running NSRF program for the 2014-2020 period.
Indicatively, actions focus on reducing the carbon footprint by promoting environmental innovation and sustainable development, the creation of a station for recyclable materials, the island’s participation in the ongoing “Life DeBag” program aiming to reduce the use of plastic bags by its residents, moving ahead with the energy upgrade of schools and municipal buildings for energy savings.
“The award comes to reward the municipality’s commitment to the protection of the environment and the green economy,” said Syros – Ermoupolis Mayor George Marangos.
The 6th European Business Awards for the Environment were held under the auspices of the Panhellenic Association of Environmental Protection Companies (PASEPPE) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment in collaboration with the Greek environment, development and interior ministries.