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