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Milos: Sustainability Award

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Milos island was the winner of the DAFNE Aegean Islands Network For Sustainable Development sustainability award for 2008. The island’s municipality was rewarded for its use of wind generators to desalinate water, its waste treatment and the reuse of water for irrigation. The projects were evaluated by the National Technical University of Athens.  Thirty seven municipalities from 30 islands in the Aegean belong to the Dafne Network that was set up in 2005 to promote sustainable growth in the Aegean by means of alternative energy sources, support for alternative tourism, protection of the environment and cultural heritage. The network is coordinated by the Interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental Research (INIER) – a non-profit organisation for the environment and sustainable development.