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Welcome to the NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL awards 2022

We are delighted to announce our second National Environmental Awards in association with   Western Power Distribution & GPT Environmental 

Together we will provide a national platform to show case initiatives, individuals, teams, and businesses, schools and community groups throughout Wales that really make a difference to the environment.

We want to celebrate all those that have risen to the challenge of a global problem, finding local solutions that can make a big difference. We want to share your stories and create a permanent record of all those incredible people and business that champion the cause.

There are many categories, from The Environmental Entrepreneur Award to the Outstanding Organisation Award, so please nominate that person or group you know deserves to be recognised.

Hussain Bayoomi

Managing Director of Newsquest Wales

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AWARD Categories & SPONSORS

AWARDS ENTRY ARE NOW OPEN VIA THE LINK BELOW

Environmental Leader Award

This award will go to the person that has made a significant contribution to the tackling of climate change and the environment in Wales.

The winner can be nominated by themselves, the judges, or members of the public. The likely winner will be able to demonstrate leadership on green issues and solutions. 

They could come from any part of the green sector – for example they might have been active on the renewable energy front or made technological advances in green transport or sustainable construction; or they could be an educator or motivator who has encouraged consumers, businesses, and the political establishment to make greater efforts to tackle environmental challenges.

The Environmental Community Group Award

This award is open any community group in Wales who are working to create a more sustainable place to live and work.

We want to know what your group is doing to achieve this objective. Whether it has ambitious targets in terms of recycling, reducing energy consumption, sourcing energy from renewable sources or contributing to biodiversity, through to the way you meet, travel and interact.

Tell us all about your efforts, what you have achieved to date and what you want to achieve in the future.

Sustainability through Innovation Award

This award will go to the product introduced to market in the past 12 months which provides an eco-friendly solution as effective as its non-environmental equivalent.

It could be a cleaning product, a service or anything that enables people, businesses, and communities to create a more sustainable future. A key criterion is that it is an effective replacement to a traditional alternative.

The Carbon Zero Efficient Building Award

This award will go to the most interesting sustainable building completed since 1st January 2019.

This category is open to all non-residential buildings or developments –including offices, educational, leisure, hotels, industrial, public sector.

The Environmental Entrepreneur Award

The award is open to people who have themselves set up a new start-up carbon zero business, or to long established entrepreneurs who have spotted an opportunity and invested in or supported the launch of a new “environmentally committed business”.

The judges will be particularly impressed by new ventures that show considerable long-term employment growth potential.

Sustainability through Tourism & Leisure Award

This award is open to any business operating in the food, drink, entertainment, and hospitality sector who can demonstrate a comprehensive programme to minimise the impact that their business operation is having on the environment.

The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

The Education/School or College Award

Open to any school or college in Wales where teachers, pupils, families, and other stakeholders take part in a structured programme to ensure the school takes a lead in protecting the environment for future generations.

The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

Best Policy and Practise within the Public Sector

Open to councils, government departments and all sections of the public service who have provided a comprehensive array of environmentally focused services and who have actively encouraged the businesses and consumers they serve to become greener in outlook and practice.

The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

The Outstanding Organisation Award

This award is open to any organisation in Wales who can demonstrate a ground-up best practice in all aspects of running their business, ethically, socially, and in an environmentally friendly way.

You can present an existing or new programme, employee well-being, diversity, innovation, community engagement, protection of the environment are all a key element of this Award.

The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

Best Product of the Year Award 2020/21

This award will go to a business that has introduced an environmentally friendly new product, process, invention, idea, or new way of thinking, working or design that has made a significant impact to the businesses environmental impact.

The judges will be interested in how the innovation has made a measurable improvement to the environment or made a process or product more eco-friendly. They will also be interested in how innovation is embraced within the culture of the business.

Retailer of the Year Award

This award is open to any retail business who can demonstrate a comprehensive programme to minimise the impact that their business operation and their customers are having on the environment.

The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons. We want to hear how you are educating shoppers and helping them change their shopping habits for good.

Marketing Campaign of the Year

This award will go to an organisation that has communicated effectively with its target audience (internal or external) over the past year.

The initiative may have been part of an ongoing programme or a one-off campaign. It may have used a variety of channels such as media relations, public relations, and online media.

The judges will be interested in the business and environmental benefits that have resulted from these activities. Applications are welcome from companies or organisations in the private, public or voluntary sectors.

Technology for Good Award

This award is open to all ‘technology for good’ products (software or hardware) that have generated a positive impact for the environment either on a local, national or international level. This positive impact could have been created either directly or indirectly.

The judges will be looking for details on how and why the technology was created and developed, its goals and ethos as well as its sustainability, availability and originality.

With tech having the potential to address some of the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges, the judges will specifically be looking for evidence of verifiable community / social or environmental impact.

A wonderful evening celebrating the finalists and winners at the environmental awards 2022.

“A fantastic event, “The hand outs and the presentational graphics were excellent” - Anon

“It was a fantastic evening!” Brecon View Eco Village

"Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and experience, as did my team. Loved seeing the other nominees and what they do, has inspired me to develop our work and apply again next year"

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