At a glittering ceremony in Salzburg, Austria, Cans For Kids was awarded the World Energy Globe for the category “Youth” in recognition of its work promoting volunteerism in Cyprus, as well as its contribution to the improvement of medical care for sick children on the island.
Television coverage of the ceremony was streamed live by Austrian public broadcaster ORF and watched by millions around the world.
Accepting the award, Cans For Kids’ Vice-President, Rosie Charalambous said it was a huge honour for Cyprus, and she was thrilled by the accolade bestowed on Cans For Kids by the Energy Globe Foundation. She pledged to redouble the charity’s efforts to not only work for sustainable environmental solutions, but to motivate young people to play an active role in society by volunteering their time to contribute to the betterment of their community.
The Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 by Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious global environmental awards, dubbed the Environmental ‘Oscar’.
From more than 1000 entries the international Energy Globe Jury selected 16 nominated projects from all continents.