FHLE won the prestigious Atlas Award. They won with a project in the field of environmental education

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The Atlas Awards and the winners of individual categories were presented on April 22, symbolically on the Earth Day, via a video documentary on VUB's social networks. 21 finalists applied for the winning prizes.

The aim of the competition is to appreciate the important efforts of everyone who has decided to bear the burden of saving our planet and has not given up this difficult task. The best enviro projects implemented in 2021 were awarded.

The VUB Foundation awarded the Atlas enviroprize in seven categories - biodiversity, environment, education, eco start-ups, green economy, local governments and heroes. The intention is to publicly highlight the entire teams that have participated in the winning enviro projects. The last of the categories is a novelty this year with the aim of finding a specific exceptional personality and appreciating its systematic, long-term contribution.

In the section Awareness - Environmental Awareness and Education - the project of the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering (FHLE) SUA in Nitra entitled Support of information activities aimed at reducing the risk of floods and objective information about the adverse consequences of climate change won.

The award was handed over by the jury member Zita Izakovičová, director of the Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, experts in biodiversity protection, landscape ecology, environmental education and communication, and was received by the Dean of the FHLE Dušan Igaz and the Vice-dean for science and research Ján Horák. As stated by Z. Izakovičová, it is extremely deserving and to do education with an impact on environmental education, to ensure its duration and sustainability.

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