06.05.2013

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has awarded grants in the Natural Energy Fund contest

The 3rd series of the grant-awarding programme organized by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is over, with a number of awards to the winning ecological projects.

The purpose of the contest is to provide GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.’s support to the best ideas concerning environmental protection. The 3rd series of the contest has been addressed to local self-governments, schools and public benefit organizations located in the Zachodniopomorskie, Pomorskie, Dolnośląskie, Lubuskie and Mazowieckie Voivodeships.

As many as 50 projects have been submitted to the Natural Energy Fund contest, out of which 19 have been considered the best and awarded grants for their implementation. Here is a list of the winning projects:


In the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship:

1. ”19 kids know lots of eco-tricks to care for the Wałeckie Lake District”, a project submitted by the Kornel Makuszyński Primary School No. 1 in Wałcz;
2. ”Facts and myths about the hedgehog”, a pro-ecological campaign for pre-school children from the Szczecin Metropolitan Area submitted by the Municipal Services Company in Szczecin;
3. ”ECO-saving means nature saving…”, a project submitted by the School Complex in Lubiana;
4. ”A small eco-friend will become a big ecologist”, a project submitted by the European Union Primary School in Krasibór;
5. ”Ecological education on the bike”, a project submitted by the Post-Grammar School Complex in Drawsko Pomorskie.

In the Pomorskie Voivodeship:

1. ”Green Company”, a project submitted by the Primary School in Szczenurze;
2. ”Our planet is our future”, a project submitted by the Mechanic and Information Technology School Complex in Lębork.

In the Dolnośląskie Voivodeship:

1. ”Peatbog in the primeval forest”, a project submitted by the Social Activity Association ‘TREK’ in Kruszyna;
2. ”Along the routes of the nature in the Wisznia Mała Community”, a project submitted by the Now-It’s-Time-for-Szewce Association in Szewce;
3. ”A hard-working bee wants to make friends”, a project submitted by the Sudety Eco-Development Association ‘Green Gate’ in Kamienna Góra;
4. „FOR THE NATURE”, a project submitted by the ‘Podzamcze’ Housing Cooperative in Wałbrzych;
5. „A LITTLE BEE IS MIGHTY”, a project submitted by the Public School Complex in Wołów.

In the Lubuskie Voivodeship:

1. ”Ecological Walking Guide-Book”, a project submitted by the Educational Association TUBA in Kolsk;
2. ”Not to be forgotten”, a project submitted by the Karolat Foundation in Siedlisko;
3. ”I am not a polluter, I always sort out my rubbish”, a project submitted by the Special Education School Complex No. 1 in Gorzów Wielkopolski.

In the Mazowieckie Voivodeship:

1. ”Show you have good manners, protect the nature of the Kampinoski National Park”, a project submitted by the ‘School under the Sun’ Foundation (Polish: Fundacja Szkoła pod Słońcem);
2. ”As we live in the primeval forest, we care for the nature”, a project submitted by the School Complex in Głusko situated in Nowe Grochale;
3. „We would like to play green”, a project submitted by the Municipal Kindergarten No. 9 in Legionowo;
4. „A young eco-friend is starting a little garden”, a project submitted by the Kindergarten No. 10 in Otwock.

The 3rd series of the contest has been organized under the auspices and patronage of: the ‘Our Earth’ Foundation (Polish: Fundacja Nasza Ziemia), the Zachodniopomorskie, Pomorskie, Dolnośląskie, Lubuskie and Mazowieckie Voivodeship Offices as well as the Voivodeship National Protection and Water Management Funds in Szczecin, Gdańsk, Wrocław and Warszawa.

All the projects submitted this year show a wide variety of innovative and inspiring ideas about ecological education as well as pro-ecological activities carried out in favour of the natural environment in Poland. The winning projects not only raise awareness about environmental protection but also show how one can make a favourable impact on one’s surroundings by doing ordinary things”, - said Mr Sławomir Brzózek, President of the Management Board of the ‘Our Earth’ Foundation.

More information about the Natural Energy Fund can be found at the site of the contest: www.gazsystemdlanatury.pl

The subsequent 4th series of the contest will be announced in September 2013.

 

GAZ-SYSTEM is a strategic company for the Polish economy. It is responsible for the transmission of natural gas, manages the most important gas pipelines in Poland and owns the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM is constructing over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in the western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Over a dozen new gas pipelines are under construction within the North-South Gas Corridor and the compressor station in Kędzierzyn Koźle, as well as interconnections with Lithuania and Slovakia. Onshore gas pipelines are planned to connect the planned FSRU floating terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk with the national transmission system. The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście is also being extended, as a result of which the regasification capacity of this facility will be increased by more than a half.

The company is also implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in the country - the Baltic Pipe project which consists in the construction of a two-way offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark, expansion of the local transmission network and three gas compressor stations.

 


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