Searching for Suffolk’s environmental superstars – deadline extended!

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Your nominations are needed to celebrate Suffolk’s green champions at this summer’s 10th Creating the Greenest County awards.

The deadline for entries has been extended until Monday 20 May. Nominate yourself, your organisation or someone who has inspired you.

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.

In the last three years, since the awards were last held, there has been a huge shift in attitudes and understanding about better caring for our environment.

Many individuals have taken it on themselves to lead the way in making change, voluntary organisations have formed to help transform their local communities and businesses are taking their environmental responsibilities even more seriously.

Although campaigns to combat climate change or to reduce our use of single-use plastics have been running for years, many people and businesses are now really starting to change their behaviour and attitudes towards caring for the environment.

A previous Greenest County Award winner was Euston Estate, Andrew Blenkiron, Estate Director, said:

“Euston Farms were thrilled to win the Greenest Farming Business at the last awards. It gave us an opportunity to demonstrate all the good work we do to protect and enhance our environment, and to showcase our renewable energy projects.

“It is very important to us that society realises just how much time, effort and money farmers put into enhancing our surroundings and ensuring that our work is some of the most sustainable in the world.

“Since the award we have continued to develop our environmental work and also helped to set up the Breckland Farmers wildlife network, which links up a number of likeminded farmers in our local area and the work that we all do.”

If you know an individual, business, community, school or voluntary organisation who should be recognised for the environmental work they do to combat climate change, or simply for improving the area where they live, put them forward for an award.

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 Awards are sponsored by Adnams, BEE Anglia, Barnes Construction, East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board, Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, 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.