"Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and the Awards are open to all: community groups, farmers and rural enterprises, schools and companies large and small" commented chair of the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, Roger Pavey. "Through the Awards we aim to promote and celebrate the positive side of environmental endeavour. It's a great opportunity for local people to show how they are taking significant steps to put sustainability and environmental best practice at the heart of what they do."
Entries are invited for any projects which have resulted in an improvement to the natural environment, or protection of the local and global environment.
Inspirational winning entries from last year included:
- The Nevile Estate at Aubourn where commercial farm productivity goes hand in hand with environmental success
- The John Fielding Community Special School who have moved out into the community and helped others by building recycled bottle greenhouses and bug palaces
- Stamford Community Orchard Group who have established a community orchard in Stamford, a nursery on which to grow re-found varieties and hold an annual Apple Day
- Cemex, South Ferriby Cement Plant where they have pioneer the use of alternative fuels including a fuel made from household waste which would otherwise end up as landfill
Details of the winners and runners-up of previous year's Environment Awards can be found on the Awards website at: www.lincsenvironmentalawards.org.uk
How to enter the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2012
Simply write a short description of your project (200 – 300 words) and send it, together with a contact name telephone number and email address, to:
Lincolnshire Environmental Awards
c/o Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Manor House Street
Entries can be submitted online at www.lincsenvironmentalawards.org.uk
The closing date for entries is Monday 30 April 2012, following which a judging panel will shortlist projects. Each shortlisted project will be contacted to arrange a visit during May, to meet those involved for a short discussion, and tour if appropriate. Finalists will be invited to present their entries to the final panel of judges led by Professor David Bellamy on Wednesday 4 July 2012 at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the Bentley Hotel that evening.