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Nigeria environment award berths


Ibinabo Fiberesima

After months of working behind the scene, organisers have finally announced plans to host the maiden edition of Nigeria Environment Award. The initiative, according to the team, it’s high time Nigerians started paying attention to the environment like the rest of the world is currently doing.

Speaking at a media briefing held recently in Lagos to herald the event, the producer of the award and Nollywood star Ibinabo Fiberesima, informed that the team resolved to use the opportunity of the World Environment Day, which is celebrated every June 5, to make the announcement.
She said the award is meant to recognise organisations and governments that are taking the matters of a clean environment seriously and also to encourage those who are not to join the movement for a safe environment.

“Today, we commemorate the World Environmental Day 2018 with the theme Beat Plastic Solution. We, The Miss Earth Nigeria Organisation advocate the total eradication of plastic bottles instead have your own reusable water bottle. Stop carrying bags but have your own shopping bags that you can always reuse to the market or shop.”

To be hosted by Miss Earth Nigeria organisers under the management of Serendipity Media Ltd, Ibinabo informed that Miss Earth Nigeria is a prestigious environmentally themed beauty pageant, which started in 2002, with focus on environmental conservation and sustainable ecosystem management. She added that the Miss Earth Nigeria Environment Award, MENEA, would hold in October, 2018.

On the motive behind the award project, she said the idea is to encourage a sustainable pro-active environment in Nigeria. “The Award seeks to acknowledge States, corporations and individuals in Nigeria that have achieved significant environmental footprints and have support for waste management, parks, green zones, renewable sources of energy, Tourism, ecological management and wild life preservation.”

The categories for the award include Sustainable Banking Industries, Recycling/Up cycling Industries, Best collaboration for environmental sustainability, Renewable Energy Sector, Best State Government with sustainable urban renewal projects, Best State Government with Ecological solutions and others.

In determining who deserves to win this award, the state/individual/corporation must excel in all or most of the following seven comprehensive criteria, which include Concern For Waste Management, Green Infrastructure Area, Public Space, Water Management, Transport, Ecological Management and Advocacy.

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