Puerto Santa Ana in Guayaquil was the venue for the fifth edition of the event that each year strives to connect, exhibit and reward the best social-environmental projects of this region: Latinoamerica Verde Awards (Green Latin America Awards).
This year, the event included 2,733 initiatives from 713 cities; among them the best 500 projects were selected and 31 classified as finalists in ten categories aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Program.
We participated with our Galapagos Verde 2050 project, one of the finalists in the Water Category, the Shark Ambassador Outreach Project, and Mangrove Finch were selected in the top 500, ranked 192th and 402th respectively.
Galapagos Verde 2050, our Charles Darwin Foundation project, won the DIRECTV award: "Protagonists”, that includes the production of a 30-minute documentary for being one of the most inspiring projects. DIRECTV, partner of the event, evaluated each project purpose, legacy, impact and ability to inspire positive change in order to select the winner. Our project aims to restore degraded ecosystems and implement agricultural practices to ensure the sustainability of the Galapagos Islands. Currently, more than 9,000 plants of 72 different species have been planted in 72 study areas in the Archipelago, thanks to water-saving technologies such as Groasis, Cocoon (biodegradable) and rain harvest.
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