Awards regulation

The Greening the Islands Awards gives the opportunity to identify and disseminate innovative and replicable projects in the field of sustainability.
All the islands’ administrations of the world are allowed to participate with projects related to the following categories:

– Renewable energy and energy efficiency
– Sustainable mobility/transportation
– Water
– Waste

Projects that illustrate cooperation between islands are also qualified. Admission is free.

How to register

Registration for the competition is made by completing the registration form bellow.

Please, also attach CO2 saving documentation and 3 photos of the project as indicated in the form.

Important: Indicate the name of a contact person and his details, for any questions concerning the projects.

Winner Projects 2019

Winner energy 2019

Winner energy 2019

Winner GTI Awards 2019 – Energy ED unit: electrodialysis (ED) desalination plant directly powered by an hybrid

Winner water 2019

Winner water 2019

Winner GTI Awards 2019 – Water Holistic energetic optimization of the drinking water supply for the offshore, H

Winner mobility 2019

Winner mobility 2019

Winner GTI Awards 2019 – Mobility Malta “Sustainable Multi-Intermodal Transport Hubs (SMITHS)” General informat

Winner Waste 2019

Winner Waste 2019

Winner GTI Awards 2019 – Waste Green Kiosk: an innovative recycling system, Naxos General information: Island (

Winner Public awareness 2019

Winner Public awareness 2019

Winner GTI Awards 2019 – Public awareness Malta CSR Institute “Together for sustainability” General infor

Jury GTI Awards 2019

Malta - Awards 2015
Canary Islands - Awards 2016
Favignana - Awards 2017
Minorca - Awards 2018

Evaluation criteria

Projects will be evaluated based on qualitative and quantitative criteria.
The quantitative criteria specific to the CO2 savings calculations, in absolute terms and in relative terms, and based on the number of inhabitants will be considered.
The qualitative criteria relate to the ecological and economic value added, transferability to other islands or common areas, the degree of innovation, involvement and public awareness.

The Jury will evaluate the projects not only based on the level of environmental awareness and the degree of innovation in the regions of reference, but it will also consider the benefits that the project will bring to the area and also the replicability and potential for the development of future project.

Awards categories

The Greening the Islands Awards will be given to islands with the best projects in each of four categories:

–  Category “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”
–  Category “Sustainable Mobility”
–  Category “Water ”
–  Category “Waste”

An overall outstanding award will be given to the project that includes more categories, promoting the synergy between sectors, and that has accounted for oustanding CO2 savings.

Prizes for the winners

– Presentation of the project during the Awards Ceremony as part of the International Conference “Greening the Islands” that will include the presence of international press.
– Award prize “Greening the Islands Awards 2019”.
– Permission to use the “Greening the Islands Awards 2019” logo on all printed and website materials.

See all subscribed projects - GTI Awards 2019

Energy: Sicily

Energy: Sicily

GTI Awards 2019 – Energy Safety Cover Hydro Pv, Sicily General information: Island (Region, Province, Country):

Energy: Curaçao

Energy: Curaçao

GTI Awards 2019 – Energy Owac: Ocean Water Assisted Cooling, Curaçao General information: Island (Region, Provi

Energy: Pantelleria

Energy: Pantelleria

GTI Awards 2019 – Energy “Blue Acid/Base Battery” (BAoBaB): Electrical Energy Storage (EES) system, Pantelleria

Water: Santa Lucia

Water: Santa Lucia

GTI Awards 2019 – Water A new hybrid system, which combines Reverse Electrodialysis and Reverse Osmosis, Santa

Mobility: Malta

Mobility: Malta

GTI Awards 2019 – Mobility Malta car sharing General information: Island (Region, Province, Country): Malta Pop

Mobility: Caprera

Mobility: Caprera

GTI Awards 2019 – Mobility Caprera island as the “urban park” of la maddalena archipelago General information: