Wychavon District Council has announced the finalists for 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 that have at their heart one or more of the four Intelligently Green themes.
Nominations from across the district were received in the four award categories, which are:
- Individual and household
- Business and public sector
- Community group
- Schools, college and youth group.
Councillor Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Environment and Street Scene at Wychavon District Council, said: “Once again the standard of entries was very high and the judges had a tough time selecting the finalists. These shortlisted entries have all demonstrated how they have made a significant contribution to our Intelligently Green Plan themes and how they continue to promote greener practices to other people. I look forward to being part of the awards ceremony on 7 June when the winners will be announced.”
The shortlisted nominations are:
Individual and household category sponsored by HERU
- Chris and Kathy Haynes for their roles in the green refurbishment of Harvington Village Hall, active involvement in Harvington Neighbourhood Plan, Worcestershire Heat Networks project and local food projects.
- John Campbell-Muir for his work with Training the Future, an Evesham based organisation that help keeps the town clear by offering a workplace to young people leaving school without qualifications.
- Robin Walker for his active involvement in Transition Evesham Vale, Cyclefest, cycle training for schools and Evesham’s Green Plan.
Business and public sector category – sponsored by Walsh Mushrooms
Community group category – sponsored by Severn Waste Services
Schools/college and youth group category – sponsored by University of Worcester
The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on 7 June, which is being hosted by leading British environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt CBE at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Lower Smite Farm.
David Hannon, Development Director at Rooftop Housing, who are the main sponsors of this year’s Intelligently Green Awards, said: ““As the main sponsor of the awards we really value what they stand for because they fit in with what we do in our business. The ceremony is a real local high point for us; it celebrates what Wychavon cares about.”
Kate Stott, Education and Communications Officer at Severn Waste Services, who are the awards ceremony sponsor, said: “Severn Waste Services is very pleased to sponsor the Intelligently Green Awards Ceremony 2018 and to support Wychavon District Council’s wide ranging initiative to encourage ingenuity and good practice in environmental activities in the region. It is pleasing to see the qualities present in the list of finalists and the enhancements for life locally and further afield that they are creating.”
For more information about the awards and go to www.intelligently-green.com.