In a particularly festive atmosphere, Ecopolis 2018 Environmental Awards ceremony was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Milos Conference Center. Ecopolis Awards 2018 were organized for the 14th consecutive year by ECOCITY.
The followgreen.gr web platform was developed by EPTA S.A. Environmental Consultants-Engineers, in collaboration with the Omniworks IT company. The platform is concerned with the implementation of a digital application for «smart» cities and communities connecting the Municipality with citizens, local businesses and schools with a common goal of increasing recycling.
The web platform followgreen.gr was awarded with a prize in «Communication Program of Environmental Characteristics» category, under the section «Business Awards».
According to the proposal, the main reasons for awarding the prize to the platform were the following:
· The Municipality has acquired a tool to reward people who recycle by providing them with discounts to local market.
· In a simple and fun way, citizens and students are trained in recycling and learn how to recycle in practice.
· Schools become an active part of the recycling within the Municipality.
· Local market is boosted, and stores receive free publicity through the municipality's platform.