Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards – raise your environmental profile

People in Norfolk are once again being given the chance to showcase their environmental excellence as Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council run their Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards.

Winning an Eco Award is an excellent opportunity to raise the public profile of your initiative while also receiving recognition for all of your hard work.

The aim is to celebrate and recognise projects and schemes with a strong ecological or environmentally-friendly ethos or groups and organisations which can show they adopt a sound eco -approach to all their operations.

There are six entry categories, these are:

Previous winning projects have demonstrated waste reduction, carbon reduction, renewable energy, innovative material use and clever collaboration among other things.

Last year’s winners included:

Eco Community Group 
 WinnerFoodCycle Norwich

Judges were impressed by the sheer scale of what this project has achieved with food that would otherwise have been rubbish.  Food waste is something that everyone can tackle, and challenging ideas about what is edible and raising awareness of the hidden costs of wasted food in a friendly and supportive environment were felt to be the real strengths of this project.

2016-17 Small and Medium Business (less than 50 staff) 
 WinnerFairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens

Judges were impressed with the comprehensive eco-ethos shown throughout this project.  From sustainable land management to energy conservation, the business has stuck to, and built upon, its original environmental ideals and has changed and grown taking on new eco practices over time to look to continually decrease its own environmental impact whilst, at the same time, educating others to consider their own impact.

It’s free to enter with an easy application process. Winners receive a trophy and certificate as well as Eco Awards branding to use for marketing purposes. In addition, winners will receive promotion across local and council media.

The 2016-17 Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards are open now for entries and the closing date is Tuesday 14 February 2017. The official awards ceremony will be held at The Forum in Norwich on Thursday 16 March 2017.

For more information or to apply, visit: norfolk.gov.uk/ecoawards or email: eco.awards@norfolk.gov.uk