County residents are once again being urged to think ‘Intelligently Green’ as Wychavon District Council has launched its 2018 Intelligently Green Awards.
The Intelligently Green Awards are part of Wychavon’s Intelligently Green Plan, which focuses on four key themes: construction; energy; food, tourism and green space; and transport.
The awards recognise, celebrate and promote local green projects, activities and lifestyles that are not only good for the environment but also benefit the community or save money and contribute to the four Intelligently Green themes.
People can nominate individuals, groups of people, organisations or businesses – they can even nominate themselves or the organisation they work for – as long as they fall into one of the four award categories:
- Individual and household
- Business and public sector
- Community groups
- Schools, colleges and youth groups.
David Hannon, Development Director at Rooftop Housing, who are the main sponsors of this year’s Intelligently Green Awards, said: “We’re hugely excited about sponsoring the Intelligently Green Awards again. Sustainability runs right through everything that Rooftop does and these awards are really special. Sustainability needs to be supported at the local level to make a global difference.”
The Intelligently Green Awards, which take place every two years, saw 26 entries across five award categories in 2016. The category winners from 2016 included Walsh Mushrooms, UNIQ Furniture, Pershore Weir Hydro Project and the St Nicholas Federation Green Team. The overall winner was SeSaME, which stands for Sedgeberrow Sustainable and Manageable Energy. The group played a pivotal role in helping households in the village obtain grants for external insulation, it coordinated the installation of solar panels for both the village hall and the primary school, and its members also resurrected the village newsletter to ensure good communication with the village.
The deadline for entering this year’s awards is Wednesday 2 May. For all of the details about how to enter the Intelligently Green Awards for 2018, and to discover the benefits of being nominated for an award or winning an award, visit the Intelligently Green website, or email email@example.com.