The first edition of the Quarry Life Award launched by HeidelbergCement raised strong interest from students and researchers. Over 300 project proposals will be competing in 18 countries on four continents.
At the close of entries on 17 February, more than 300 projects ideas had been registered to compete for the first Quarry Life Award launched by HeidelbergCement and its national companies. Students and researchers from Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania were asked to submit a project proposal focusing on biodiversity protection and management at the quarries of the Group.
“This competition is a fantastic opportunity for students and researchers to have a deeper look at quarries and to let their ideas promote biodiversity”, says Daniel Gauthier, Managing Board member of HeidelbergCement and member of the International Awards Jury.
“The Quarry Life Award offers a unique chance to add true ecological and educational value to a mining environment. For HeidelbergCement, it is a way to promote the exceptional biodiversity of its quarries and to further develop its biodiversity management standards in cooperation with leading universities.”