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Intelligently Green Awards are go

From Hartlebury to Hinton-on-the-Green and from Pebworth to Pirton – whether north, south, east or west, people throughout the district are once again being urged to think green – Intelligently Green – as Wychavon District Council launches its 2018 Intelligently Green Awards today (19 March).

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 that have at their heart one or more of 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.

 

Councillor Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for the environment at Wychavon District Council, said: “We’re really proud and excited to be launching the 2018 Intelligently Green Awards. Our last awards showed just how many inspirational individuals, businesses and community groups we have here in Wychavon and they proved that creative and intelligently green schemes can really work for everyone. We know the people, projects and schemes will be just as innovative and inspirational this time around and choosing our winners will no doubt be just as tough, but we look forward to the challenge.”

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.”

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, go to www.intelligently-green.com, or email maureen.cook@wychavon.gov.uk. The deadline for entering this year’s awards is Wednesday 2 May.

Wychavon’s Intelligently Green Plan sets out a vision for a greener, more energy efficient and self-sufficient Wychavon by 2020, and can be downloaded by going to www.wychavon.gov.uk/intelligentlygreen.

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.