Honored with the best European environmental awards for constant efforts such as environmental cleanups

ASEZ, the World Mission Society Church of God University Student Volunteer Group, received the Green Apple Awards which is known as one of the world’s four major environmental awards. On November 12, the International Global Gold Award was given to ASEZ, and the Bronze Award to the World Mission Society Church of God, at the Green Apple Awards ceremony of 2018, held in the House of Parliament, Westminster, London, U.K.

The Green Apple Awards, conducted by an international nonprofit environmental organization called The Green Organisation, are officially acknowledged by the European Commission and the U.K. Environment Agency as the best environmental award in Europe. They recognize the environmental best practices among governments and public institutions. They are promoting environmental protection practices by awarding projects, products, and services with excellent environmental performances and innovation among the examples of eco-friendly practices across all industries in the world.

This year, 112 organizations received the Green Apple Awards. It is very exceptional to be given to a church and to be given two. “There were about 500 nominees this year. I want to say to the Church of God, ‘Well done,’ ” said Roger Wolens, the founder of the Green Organization.

ASEZ, the World Mission Society Church of God University Student Volunteer Group, is working in 175 countries, raising the awareness of students and citizens by holding environmental cleanups, campaigns, and educational programs in cooperation with universities, governments, and municipalities in many places of the world.