It was with great pleasure and pride pride that we attended the online award ceremony held on 18 May 2022, for the video contest “My project in 120 seconds” which forms part of the event Celebrate Islands , once more organised by the Conservatoire du Littoral of the French Republic, the PIM initiative and the small island network SMILO.
The aim of the project is to support the implementation of small projects for the conservation of islands of less than 150 km2, in line with the visions of the organisers.
In total, 16 projects from 7 countries took part and 6 awards of 4,000 € were awarded, two in each one of the three themes:
- Preservation of marine ecosystems
- Reduction of the impact of economic activities
- Sustainable management of water resources
In addition, a public prize was awarded, chosen during an online voting procedure, which lasted from 11 to 17 May 2022.
The participation of the Mitato of Amorgos
The Mitato of Amorgos participated and won first prize in the theme of Sustainable Management of Water Resouces with the project “The History of Water”, which is realised in collaboration with the Association for the Environment and Culture “Nissos Amorgos”.
The project unfolds in multiple layers and aims at restoring the water collection tank in one of the four natural springs in the area of Langada, but also at raising awareness within the local society and the visitors of Amorgos in regard to saving and sustainably managing this valuable natural resource.
The works will be realised in the autumn of 2022 and will initially consist of the restoration and insulation of the tank. Secondly, the surrounding area will be restored, clearing vegetation, building dry stone sustaining walls to halt erosion, incorporating plumbing for a possible future connection to a water network and paving the upper and lower open space.
Furthermore, informative lectures will be presented by guest speakers, as well as educational activities for the primary and secondary education students of the island.
We would like to thank everyone that supported the participation of the Mitato of Amorgos in the Celebrate Islands 2022 with their vote, as well as Evangelos Tzoumanekas – Island Videography for the creation of the video.
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