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Green Guardians Winners 2009

Green Guardians Winners 2009

Award Winners 2009

Dedicated environmentalists were recognised for their hard work at the prestigious Green Guardians Awards ceremony hosted by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust at the Council House in Nottingham on Wednesday November 11th 2009.
Cash prizes were on offer for community groups, schools and individuals as well as prizes and advice for winners of business categories.
The annual Green Guardians Awards, the only dedicated environmental awards programme in the county, are backed by a range of well known figures from the world of broadcasting and the environment including Bill Oddie and John Craven, and the winning entries will be judged by world renowned botanist Prof. David Bellamy. The award scheme has a well-established reputation and is designed to recognise, reward and encourage positive environmental action in all sectors of the community. The awards this year have been made possible through the kind support of the Greater Nottingham Partnership.

Conservationist David Bellamy was among the judges and was delighted with the quality and impact of the shortlisted projects.
The awards highlight the enthusiasm and determination of businesses, individuals and groups for environmental initiatives and were presented in seven categories, recognising the full breadth of work environmental work going on across the county.

2009 Winners

Environmentalist of the Year Award – supported by EDF Energy
Winner: Wendy Radford, Cedar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kirkby-in-Ashfield,

Young Environmentalist of the Year Award – supported by Siemens Metering Systems’
Winner: Children from the Martin and Randall Families (from Perlethorpe and Retford respectively)

Education and the Environment Award – supported by Veolia Environmental Services
Winner: Carnarvon Primary School (Bingham)

Environmental Community of the Year Award – supported by EDF Energy
Winner: The Partnership Council (Nottingham)

Environmental Business of the Year Award - supported by RWE npower
Winner: British Geological Survey (Keyworth)

Protecting the Environment Through Partnership Award – supported by The University of Nottingham
Winner: Trent Vale Landscape Partnership

Living for Tomorrow Award – supported by Nottinghamshire County Council
Winner: The University of Nottingham

Speaking about the Awards, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Chief Executive John Everitt said: “The range and quality of the applications this year was tremendous. It is very exciting to learn that so much positive work is being done to protect Nottinghamshire’s environment. Sometimes being green can be presented as being boring or environmentalists can be portrayed as being killjoys, but it is clear to see from the applications we’ve had for this year’s Awards that there is lots of fun to be had whilst being green.”

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