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ECOCLUB celebrates World Environment Day with the Ecolodge Awards 2005 & exhibits at Ecolife 2005 in Athens Logo

Athens, 30 May 2005.

Organic Greenhouse in Sri Lankan School - 2004 WinnerTo celebrate World Environment Day, ECOCLUB®, the International Ecotourism Club™ (Web: invites its friends and Members to the second annual Ecolodge Awards, to be held on-line between June 1 and July 1, 2005, and to its stand at the Ecolife 2005, Eco Fair in Athens, held June 3-6 at the Olympic Stadium complex.

The Ecolodge Awards 2005 build on the successful completion of last years winning project by Ranweli Holiday Village of Sri Lanka, documented on-line

This year we received 9 project proposals as follows (in the order received):

Handicraft Training for village women - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge,
(Costa Rica)

Hydraulic ram pump for village health centre project - 3 Rivers Lodge,

Scholarship scheme for local students - The Lodge at Big Falls

Enhancing capacity of community rice bank - Yaklom Hill Lodge,

Eco-corridor with recycled sign posts - El Nagual Artbergue,

Wall of the Ancients - La Selva Jungle Lodge,

Responsible Garbage Collection - Zion Country Beach Cabins,

Children Paint Contest about Lake Atitlan - EcoHotel Uxlabil Atitlan,

Establishment of an Organic Growers Association - Rainforest Retreat,

The Prize: The Ecolodge Awards 2005 include two prizes, amounting to a total of Euros 750 (approx US$ 1,000) that go directly towards the implementation of the winning projects. The Prize money is exclusively funded by our Members. Out of the 9 candidate projects, ECOCLUB Members will vote for the best two projects, which will then be transparently monitored on-line with the aim of being implemented by the end of 2005. The winner will be announced on July 1, 2005, the 6th anniversary of ECOCLUB.

The projects are now presented on-line at the Community, and comments and questions are invited from the public, Members and non-Members. Only Members will be able to vote.

The Awards kick off with a live on-line presentation of the candidate projects and the participating Ecolodge Owners, on Wednesday 1 June, at 15:00 GMT, at the Live Chat Centre. Please arrive early to secure your "seat".

ECOLIFE 2005 - Opening in Athens

Finally, opening this Friday, June 3rd, ECOCLUB will exhibit at Ecolife 2005, the first major Environmental Fair in Athens (Greece) held until Monday 6 June, at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. Our Members and readers in Athens, and those who happen to be visiting Athens, are most welcome to visit the ECOCLUB Team (offline!) at our Stand, D16. Non-electronic cookies will be served :)

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For details on the Ecolodge Awards 2005 

For information on Ecolife Athens Fair 

For details on World Environment Day

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, Purple Valley Yoga Centre,
Hana Maui Botanical Gardens
, Jorth Consult Limited, Pacuare Lodge Costa Rica
Ecolife Fair 2005


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