Launch of ‘Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards’ 2016

Thursday 21st April 2016

Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards

Birmingham City Council, in partnership with environmental company Veolia, is looking for Birmingham’s next “green” champions.

The 2016 'Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards' have been launched and this year's event is bigger and a new category has been added to expand the appeal of the awards.

The Best Naturally Green (Biophilic) Scheme Award is aimed at attracting entries that demonstrate the efforts people and organisations have made to connect to the natural environment. This could include;

Protecting wildlife
Creating wildlife habitats and increasing biodiversity
Improving access to green living spaces;
Taking part in local growing projects
Carrying out schemes that help adapt to climate change.

Entries are welcome from businesses, community groups and education establishments in all, or a selection, of the following five categories:

Best Naturally Green (Biophilic) Scheme 
Best Waste & Recycling Scheme
Best Energy Efficiency Scheme
Best Greener & Healthier Lifestyles (Food) Scheme
Birmingham Connected Sustainable Travel Award

15 prizes and one overall winner, judged to have fully embraced the ethos of the awards, will be announced during a ceremony in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House on Tuesday 5 July 2016

Application forms, criteria and more information about the categories can be downloaded from: http://www.makingbirminghamgreener.com/2016/making-birmingham-greener-healthier-awards-2016/

The closing date for entries is: Tuesday 31 May

Please circulate this information around your networks or to any groups, organisations or individuals you think might wish to apply. You or your friends could be Birmingham’s next Green Champion!

 

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