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New Eco Heroes crowned

Published on Friday, 6th March 2020

Winners including One Planet Pizza and Bee Saviour Behaviour have been named at a ceremony dedicated to recognising the important environmental work being done across the county.

The Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards is a joint project between Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council, with the 2019-20 edition held last night at the historic St Andrews Hall in Norwich.

Joel Rodker took home the prestigious ‘Eco Hero’ prize, an award recognising the extraordinary impact made by one individual in pursuit of a sustainable future.  Joel led the way in this field with his excellent work managing the superb Norwich FarmShare.

Other prizes were awarded to:

  • Community Group – Bee Saviour Behaviour
  • Food Producer – One Planet Pizza
  • Primary School – Colby Primary School
  • Secondary School – Northgate High School
  • Small/Medium Business – Ernie’s Zero Waste Shop

Councillor Kevin Maguire, cabinet member for safe and sustainable city environment at Norwich City Council, said:

“These awards are increasingly crucial in promoting sustainability across Norwich & Norfolk.

“The Eco Awards are about us recognising the brilliant work being done in this regard, but the real prize – for all of us – is to keep Norfolk a liveable county for future generations to come.”

Councillor Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“There’s increasing awareness that we all need to change how we live and how we work in response to climate change, and it was wonderful to come together and celebrate the people and groups in our community that have been at the cutting edge of that.

“Joel thoroughly deserves his Eco Hero prize and should inspire us all, but every one of the nominees has a story tell and sets an example to follow and I thank each of them for the work they do for our future.”