Last chance to nom­i­nate for the ET Green Awards

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Green Issues - By Nyree Am­barchian of Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment City Trust

YOU have un­til Mon­day to get your votes in for

The Evening Tele­graph’s Green Awards. This is the first time the awards have been run in Peter­bor­ough and they are de­signed to cel­e­brate those in­di­vid­u­als, busi­nesses, schools and vol­un­tary groups that walk the talk on the en­vi­ron­ment and make a real con­tri­bu­tion to mak­ing life in Peter­bor­ough truly sus­tain­able.

Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment City Trust (PECT) is help­ing judge some of the award cat­e­gories and lots of en­tries have al­ready been sub­mit­ted.

There are nine cat­e­gories in to­tal:

■ The Queens­gate Award for con­tri­bu­tion to En­vi­ron­men­tal Cap­i­tal – spon­sored by Queens

gate.

■ Green Vol­un­teer/Com­mu­nity Award – spon­sored by Op­por­tu­nity Peter­bor­ough.

■ Green Youth Group Award – spon­sored by

Cross Keys Homes.

■ Most In­no­va­tive En­vi­ron­men­tal Project – spon­sored by Peter­bor­ough Re­new­able En­ergy Ltd.

■ The Green Fam­ily Award – spon­sored by

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil.

■ The Sus­tain­able Food Provider Award

■ Best Kept Al­lot­ment or Gar­den – spon­sored

by Bet­ta­land Prod­ucts.

■ The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pho­tog­ra­pher Award

■ The Green Builder and De­signer Award – spon­sored by Eco Build­ing Prod­ucts

The Green Back­yard com­mu­nity green space in London Road (near the Apex flats and KFC) is one lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tive which has re­ceived a nom­i­na­tion in the awards. This is just the type of project we want to put in the spot­light. Af­ter all, if Peter­bor­ough is to be­come the UK’s En­vi­ron­ment Cap­i­tal it will be for the things or­di­nary peo­ple are do­ing to make a dif­fer­ence.

You can nom­i­nate by post by writ­ing to Linda Pritchard, Green Awards, The Evening Tele­graph, 57 Pri­est­gate, Peter­bor­ough, PE1 1JW. Or on­line by vis­it­ing www.pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

The nom­i­na­tion form is very short and takes just a cou­ple of min­utes to fill in.

If you have a lit­tle more time to spend “do­ing your bit”, why not check out up­com­ing Greeniver­sity cour­ses? Greeniver­sity is Peter­bor­ough’s green skills swap scheme where teach­ers are or­di­nary peo­ple will­ing to share their eco-friendly know-how. It’s the place you can learn knit­ting, re­fash­ion­ing, veg grow­ing, healthy cook­ing, bee keep­ing, and much more for free.

On June 27, why not be­come a wildlife ex­plorer at Ferry Mead­ows and take part in a bug quest? On July 12 there is a course all about us­ing healthy, sea­sonal pro­duce as part of the per­fect bar­be­cue. And on 28th July you can learn how to make your own beauty prod­ucts us­ing nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents. Les­son one will help you cre­ate your very own eco-friendly face cream.

Greeniver­sity cour­ses can be booked on­line, for free by vis­it­ing www. greenivers ity.org. uk

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