- Reforestation of degraded watershed and establishment of fruit orchards on the mountainside
- Eco Village Project in Bangladesh
- Green Initiatives
- Inflatable solar collectors made of plastic films
- Biomass Gasification to reduce Lime Kiln Fossil Fuel Oil
- ISLA CORALS Program
- Upgrade of tailings disposal & water management system
- Floating Wetlands and Freshwater-Tolerant Mangroves
- Puritas Sath Diyawara
- E-Mobility Post and the "green" Vienna project
- The Power Within - Sustainable Development of the Grevena Hospital
- One Less Nuclear Power Plant
Energy Globe World Award 2017
Finalist in the category Earth
This project will help to save the largest single block of mangrove forest in the world. An Eco Village with education, safe drinking water, improved cooking stoves, solar power, and planting of saplings are the main components for success.
The Sundarbans is the largest single block of mangrove forest in the world, but local people are barely aware of the forest´s value. Surrounding villages rely heavily on natural resources, but unsustainable harvesting levels and practices have been very destructive to the mangrove forest in the long run.
To protect the mangrove forest, Korea Green Foundation has built an Eco Village. This helps to educate people in surrounding communities about the importance of the forest and also helps their socio-economic development. The project uses an eco-friendly and sustainable development model and strengthens the local community. Three programs have been implemented so far: Green Housing, Green Education, and Green Business.
Green Housing goals include safe drinking water, providing improved fuel-efficient cooking stoves, supplying solar energy, and protecting mangroves. 2,100 solar lamps, 1,700 solar panels and 504 solar home systems provide healthy, green, and reliable electricity. Two solar stations installed at public institutions deliver electricity to the communities. To protect riverbanks, forests, and villages from storms, 60,000 mangrove saplings have been planted. Green Education aims to raise awareness of the value of nature and emphasize the importance of Sundarbans´ mangrove ecology and economic benefits. Environmental education is being provided for 4,050 students in 25 selected schools, and 300 villagers are learning techniques for environmentally friendly farming and fishing. Green Business aims to build capacity for economic activities: 200 local tour operators have been trained in Ecotourism, families have received training to promote local culture and heritage, and women have received handicraft training to make souvenirs from non-wood forest products.
Project: Reforestation of degraded watershed and establishment of fruit orchards on the mountainside
Applicant: Rural Green Environment Organization - RGEO
Project: Eco Village Project in Bangladesh
Applicant: Korea Green Foundation
Applicant: Association "tany"