Last chance to nominate for the ET Green Awards
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
■ 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