Looking after our world is a major priority today and the first small steps towards this can be taken locally.
Norwich City Council is committed to working towards making our city a more eco-friendly place to live and we want to champion those individuals and organisations doing the same.
With this in mind, we are now looking for nominations for our fourth annual eco awards.
The categories are:
- Outstanding eco school;
- Outstanding eco community group;
- Outstanding eco small business (less than 50 staff);
- Outstanding eco large business (more than 50 staff).
All entries will be put forward for the special eco hero title, which recognises the hard work of an individual or group towards making Norwich a cleaner and safer place in which to live and work.
Councillor Bert Bremner, who has cabinet responsibility for environmental issues, said: “This year's awards promise to be exciting and are a great opportunity for local businesses, schools, and organisations to publicly demonstrate their eco credentials.”
All entrants will be invited to an official ceremony at City Hall hosted by the Lord Mayor of Norwich where they will receive an official eco awards certificate recognising their environmentally-friendly efforts. Winners of each category will receive a certificate and a glass trophy as well as the right to use the eco awards 2011-12 logo in correspondence and on marketing material for the next year. The logo will be embedded with the winner’s name and award category.
The eco awards are supported by the Norwich Evening News.
Previous winners have showed their excellence through a range of eco initiatives including innovative recycling, litter picking, waste-free Wednesdays, plastic bag free days, low carbon operations, slashing energy bills and generally demonstrating an exceptional passion and ability to take action for the eco cause.
If you, your business or someone you know has worked hard to help the environment, by cutting waste, saving energy, encouraging biodiversity or any eco activity, please send us your nomination.
To find out more and download an entry form, click here.
The closing date for entries is Friday 27 January next year. The awards ceremony is due to be held on Thursday 1 March. Please note that the awards are only open to organisations based within the Norwich City Council area.