Happy New Year!
After a year and four months of being an active organization, we applied and were successfully granted our NGO (non-profit organization that operates independently of any government) status on April 23, 2019 – a huge milestone for us!
This year we were also awarded Best Environmental Awareness NGO — Cyprus by the European Enterprise Awards and nominated for Environmental Organization of the Year by Elafi Animal Welfare Awards.
A special mention for the Amathos River cleanup on 21 September, World Cleanup Day (cleanup video here). Thank you to everyone who helped collect 133 bags of trash and recyclables in just 2 hours. The heavy rain months before the cleanup turned the channel into a torrent, and all this would have been washed into the sea without our efforts.
We held the first Love the Earth festival in Limassol, and awareness events at Germasogeia farmers market, Etherio bio stores, Cyprus University of Technology, and more.
Check out this message from one student about the impact we made on him after one of our beach cleanup field trips! Thank you to our volunteer speakers who gave presentations at numerous schools in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos — from kindergartens to high schools!
We attended two tree planting events (3,000 trees planted), two climate strikes and showed the documentary Before the Flood.
Some articles about Palm oil, Decluttering, Menstrual Cups and Black Friday tips were added to our blog.
Putting the pressure on
We designed a variety of eco posters for businesses interested in encouraging customers to be environmentally conscious or to reward their customers for already being conscious by making choices to reduce their waste.
Encouraging the use of eco-products
- Alpha Mega, A. Sophocleous & Sons Supermarket, Etherio Bio Stores, and many more now offer reusable produce bags!
- St. Raphael Report & Marina offers eco-friendly hotel amenities to their guests!
LMCG turned 2
Last but not least, we celebrated our two-year anniversary on 17 December.
We are making baby steps to progress. The individual and community support given to us throughout 2019 has been greatly appreciated. We are very proud of the progress that has been made thus far and we aim to accomplish much more in 2020.
A big THANK YOU to all who have been following our journey. It is thrilling to see so many people supporting our mission of making a “green” Cyprus. You’re welcome to contribute to our cause by:
- Becoming a member. We are a small team of volunteers that need as much help as we can! Please click here for more information about membership.
- Making a donation. We are an organization that is not funded by the EU or Cyprus government. A donation, no matter how big or small, is helpful to allow us to continue our actions.
Account Name: LET’S MAKE CYPRUS GREEN
Account Number: 201-10-875181-01
IBAN: CY58 0050 0201 0002 0110 8751 8101
Stay tuned to see what we accomplish in 2020!
Let’s Make Cyprus Green