Croatian Photographer Mario Romulic Wins Greenlider Award

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Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL
Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL

The National Environmental Awards are given by the ministry in partnership with the Greencite Festival, the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, and in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), reports N1.

Minister Davor Filipovic noted that this award was being presented on the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, which is celebrated in a special way this year with a conference in Stockholm, 50 years after the first conference on environmental protection was held.

The unique message of the conference was, he added, that the next 10 years should be years of action in resolving the triple planetary crisis – climate, biodiversity, and pollution, and achieving the goals of sustainable development.

“The transition, the transformation towards different models of management and operation and different models of production and consumption is not easy and cannot happen overnight. However, there are those in our society who, with their special commitment and creativity, are making positive changes”, said Minister Filipovic, before congratulating all of the winners.


Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL

The National Environmental Awards – Green Prix were awarded in six categories.

The Green Prix for the green campaign in 2022 was won by Hanza Media with the project “Reduce bills, turn on the sun!”, and the best green innovation was awarded to Ecolant, an ecological lantern made of non-combustible paper.

The award in the category of local and regional self-government as drivers of green change went to the City of Varazdin for the project “Solar Potential Map”, while in the category of education for climate future the award was won by the Ivo Padovan High School in Blato, for the project called ”Practice to Excellence, Renewable Energy,” which involved the installation of a 10kwh photovoltaic power plant on the school building.

The winner who has been most successful in decarbonizsng the community was the well known company Valamar Riviera and EON Croatia.


Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL

According to the decision of the general public, the award for Greenlider 2022 was won by Mario Romulic, the renowned Croatian wildlife photographer, who, during the pandemic, began work on his property, OPG Cudesna suma, where he organises workshops and creates and grows “Food Forests” in which they imitate young forest natural bio-systems combining the concept of orchards and gardens.

“Love and observe nature, learn from nature and live in harmony with nature,” Mario Romulic said when accepting the award.

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