Search Is On For Green Champions

Council to recognise local environmentally-friendly efforts

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The council has launched its 2011 Wandsworth Green Champions competition.
The awards recognise residents, schools and community groups who are doing their bit for the environment and “helping to make the borough a better place to live”.
Categories include recycling and waste minimisation champion, green project or group and green champion. Anyone who lives, attends school or runs a green group in the borough is eligible. You can enter yourself or nominate someone else.
Schools can enter the primary/junior school or secondary/sixth form college category. In both cases judges will be looking for what the school does to protect the environment and the quality of environmental education they provide to pupils.
Previous winners have included the founder of the Transition Town Tooting movement, a family that throws out less than one bag of rubbish a week, a cycling project, and schools that grow their own vegetables and work with students on environmental projects.  
The closing date for entries is August 1st 2011 and winners and runners up will be invited to an awards ceremony in September.
Cabinet member for environment and culture, Cllr Sarah McDermott, said, "This is the fifth year we have run our successful Green Champions awards, and every year the standard of entries gets higher. There are so many unsung green heroes out there, and this is our way of recognising their efforts and inspiring others to do the same."

Enter online at , call (020) 8871 6233. or pick up a printed copy from any Wandsworth library or council reception.
April 5th, 2011