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Stephen Martin – nominated for his work in bringing environmental issues into the public arena, engaging public bodies in environmental action and developing Transition Evesham Vale initiatives including the Vale Local Food Festival and the concept of a film about green issues in the Vale of Evesham.
Lee Taylor – nominated for building a zero carbon home Veridis House, which meets the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 (the most sustainable there is).
Mike Parker – nominated for his work running an oil buying club, instigating the creation of village allotments and helping the village hall to install a more energy efficient heating system.
Sponsored by JellyPickleJam and The Evesham Greengrocer
Ellenden Farm Shop – sells beef and lamb reared on their own farms, free range eggs and locally grown fruit and veg. Holds regular food tasting events and provides an all weather food outlet in Harvington.
UNIQ Furniture– offers schools and businesses a greener alternative to disposal and landfill, by taking unwanted items and upcycling them into quality end products.
Pershore Weir Hydro Project – a 236 kW hydropower scheme on the River Avon, protecting a farm from flooding, generating green electricity for Pershore Leisure Centre, promoting wildlife habitats and generating a return on investment for the owner.
The Angel Inn – nominated for a range of sustainable initiatives including installing solar panels, sourcing food from local suppliers, energy efficiency measures and restoration of the hotel’s gardens.
Sponsored by Areca Design
Walsh Mushrooms - nominated for the installation of solar panels and LED lighting, resulting in significant reductions in lighting energy demand and heat generation and extensive work to support the local community
Sponsored by Hayloft Plants
Bretforton Community Shop - – a community shop offering a range of local products from bread, milk, fruit and veg to artisan specialities and staffed with dedicated volunteers aged ten to over 70. Also provides out-reach activities such as ‘craft and chat’ mornings and ‘Young at heart’ lunches.
Cycle Evesham Vale – promoting cycling and lobbying for improved facilities, guided rides, giving old bikes a new lease of life and organising the annual Evesham Cyclefest.
SeSaME – Sedgeberrow Sustainable and Manageable Energy Group, a grassroots community group whose achievements include reducing heat loss from domestic and community buildings, reducing energy bills and generating renewable energy.
Sponsored by University of Worcester
St Egwins Church of England Middle School – has installed double glazing throughout to cut fuel bills, is building a greenhouse to support teaching about food production and has used its work as an Eco School to spread the green message to schools in countries including Turkey, Lithuania and Spain.
St Nicholas Federation Green Team – turning a messy, unattractive space into a beautiful, peaceful, green space with features made from recycled materials.
Pershore College – nominated for its sustainable, innovative new building including a natural ventilation system, rainwater capture, environmentally controlled Collections House and living wall.