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Ecotourism Awards
About the Awards Terms & Conditions Awards Timeline Winners & Project Implementation

Past Award Winners: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

Our 2008 Winners - Projects funded & part-funded by ECOCLUB

Ethnic Rescue Centre Greening Canada's Events Native-Tree Nursery Plastic-free Ecolodge Raising Environmental Awareness
Ecuador: Sustainable Ethnic Rescue Centre for Mindo Canada: Toolkit for Greening Canada's Events Ecuador: Native-Tree Nursery Using Plastic Garbage Ecuador: Banishing Disposable Plastic from an Ecolodge Pakistan: Raising Environmental Awareness in Kalash area visitors

About the Awards:

Every year, on the 1st of July, to celebrate our founding anniversary, we fund and part-fund micro-projects initiated & implemented by our Members, which improve local well-being and promote ecological change in Tourism, according to the aims of ECOCLUB.
Our 5th Annual Awards were announced on July 1, 2008:

Theme:
The 2008 theme was "Tourism Without Plastic". Project proposals had to be somehow related to the theme.

Deadline:
The deadline for receiving completed applications (by email, in text or Word format) was May 31, 2008.

Eligibility:
The Awards were open to all Members who were in good standing.

Prize:
The total ECOCLUB.com Ecotourism Awards 2008 funds amounted to Euros 3,000 (approx. USD 4,750) to be shared by five winners, who were to receive Euros 600 each (approx. USD 950) on successful completion of the projects.

Candidates & Winners:
There were only 5 eligible project proposals so there was no need for a Member vote to choose the winners.
All winning projects were posted online on World Environment Day, June 5, 2008.

The 2008 Winners were (in chronological order of project submission):


2008 Awards Timeline:

April 15 - May 31, 2008: Call for Proposals

June 5, 2008: Winning projects posted online at the ECOCLUB.com Ecotourism Awards 2008 Forum.

July 1, 2008: On the 9th anniversary of ECOCLUB, the project implementation phase officially starts.

August 1, 2008: Deadline for project initiation.

November 1, 2008: Deadline for project completion.

November 2008 - June 2009: Review of supporting evidence and payment of award funds.
All 5 projects completed and prizes paid as of 12 June 2009.


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