CANS FOR KIDS
WINS WORLD ENERGY GLOBE AWARD
At a glittering ceremony on February 4th in Salzburg,
Austria, Cans For Kids was awarded the World Energy Globe for the category
“Youth” in recognition of its work promoting volunteerism
in Cyprus, as well as its contribution to the improvement of medical
care for sick children on the island.
Television coverage of the ceremony was streamed live by Austrian public
broadcaster ORF and watched by millions around the world.
Accepting the award, Cans For Kids’ Vice-President, Rosie Charalambous
said it was a huge honour for Cyprus, and she was thrilled by the accolade
bestowed on Cans For Kids by the Energy Globe Foundation. She pledged
to redouble the charity’s efforts to not only work for sustainable
environmental solutions, but to motivate young people to play an active
role in society by volunteering their time to contribute to the betterment
The Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 by Austrian energy pioneer
Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious global
The goal of the Award is to present successful sustainable projects
to a broad audience, for “many of our environmental problems already
have good, feasible solutions”.
From more than 1000 entries the international Energy Globe Jury selected
16 nominated projects from all continents. The projects ranged from
simple initiatives to use our natural resources carefully, high-tech
innovations for energy efficiency to the intelligent employment of renewable
energies and large scale awareness building focusing on sustainability.
For more information on the Energy Globe Foundation, visit
Energy Globe founder Wolfgang Neumann (far left) with
the winners of the 2013 World awards, from left to right: Martin Mohr
(Austria, category Fire); Francesca Mancini (UK, category Water); Martha
Veronica Rocha (Nicaragua, category Air); Rosie Charalambous (Cyprus,
category Youth); Joe Risico (U.S.A. category Earth)