The county’s green champions are to be recognised at Suffolk’s 10th Creating the Greenest County awards this summer.
Nominations soon close for individuals, businesses, communities, schools and voluntary organisations to be celebrated for the environmental work they do to combat climate change, or simply for improving the area where they live.
The awards are a chance to shine a light on anyone who inspires others to make Suffolk a better place for its residents and its wildlife. This could be someone in your workplace who has persuaded you to ditch single-use coffee cups for a reusable mug, or an organisation which has transformed its business operations to be carbon-neutral.
Nominations don't take long, for example for the "Greenest Business" award, you just have to:
- Give a brief overview of your business (max. 250 words)
- Describe the environmental measures have you taken. Include specifics that help demonstrate impacts achieved (max. 500 words) *
- Say how have you involved others? (e.g. suppliers, customers, staff) (max. 500 words) *
- Briefly describe how you see your actions developing in the future. (max. 250 words)
- Give details of any other environmental awards or standards
Nominations for the Creating the Greenest County awards are now open and close on Monday 20 May 2019. Nominations can be submitted online at www.greensuffolk.org/awards
The awards ceremony will be held on 17 July 2019.
The award categories are:
Local Energy Award
Greenest School Award
Waste Reduction and Recycling Award
Sustainable Travel Award
Enhancing Biodiversity and Landscape Award
Greenest Business Award
Greenest Small Business Award
Sustainable Building Award
Valuing Water Award
Greenest Community Award
Green Hero Award
Local Food and Drink Award
Greenest Product or Service
The Awards are sponsored by Adnams, BEE Anglia, Barnes Construction, New Anglia LEP, Suffolk Waste Partnership, University of Suffolk and Vertas. The awards are in partnership with BBC Radio Suffolk, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Wildlife Trust.