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Green Action Fund: 2012’s success stories

03 Apr 2013

From biodegradable packaging to eco-friendly transportation to alternative energy sources, the 2012 Green Action Fund (GAF) recipients have sought to raise awareness of environmental issues and sustainable consumption.

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Nineteen CI members in developing countries received 3,000USD each from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) to carry out their winning projects.

The GAF is inspired by SSNC's annual Shop and Act Green Week (Miljövänliga veckan) and has been made possible with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Each year, CI members are invited to submit their ideas for short-term awareness campaigns focusing on a particular environmental theme. In line with SSNC's Shop and Act Green Week, members are encouraged to promote an alternative choice to consumers wherever possible.

The GAF also seeks to promote innovative campaigns and activities and to raise the visibility of these organisations among consumers and government agencies dealing with consumer and environmental issues.

Eighteen of the 2012 winners successfully implemented their projects; while one, the Guyana Consumer Organisation, has deferred the implementation of its project until 2013.

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