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Wildlife trust launches awards for Wiltshire's greenest businesses
10:43am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
The hunt is on for Wiltshire and Swindon’s greenest businesses is on for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
The Trust is encouraging businesses across Wiltshire and Swindon to submit their nomination to win one of their prestigious Corporate Green Awards. The nomination process opens today.
The winners will be announced by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Troughton on Tuesday 14 May from 8 am to 11 am at the STEAM Museum, Hawksworth Hall, Fire Fly Avenue, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2EY.
Matthew Powell, Corporate Partnerships Officer, said: “There is likely to be fierce competition again this year, as more and more businesses realising that green business practices are not only good for the environment, they are good for profits too.
"I am looking forward to seeing a lot of nominations to make the job of choosing the winners really difficult for the Trust.”
Businesses of any size from any industry sector are invited to enter, as long as they have a base in Wiltshire or Swindon. And the process of submitting your business could not be easier.
Log on to/www.wiltshirewildlife.org/Support-us/Corporate-Green-Awards-2013, choose the category and fill in the online form.
This year’s categories are:
Award for Sustainable Manufacturing, Construction or Design
Award open to manufacturing companies, builders, architects, property developers, housing associations, restoration companies, road and infrastructure providers.
Award for Environmental Land Management, Conservation or Food Production
Award open to farmers, food producers, Local Authorities, environmental consultants, forestry companies, landscape gardeners, company grounds.
Working for Wildlife Award
Award open to any organisation making a positive impact for wildlife.
Award for Green Media, Marketing or Communications
Award open to newspapers, magazines, ad agencies, print companies, design and marketing companies, journalists, companies who utilise green media.
Award for Green Tourism
Award open to tourist attractions, hotels, holiday companies, holiday promoters, travel agents, Local Authorities, tourist information centres, coach companies.
Award for Climate Change Impact
This Award will recognise initiatives to reduce energy, increase recycling and waste minimisation, transport impact, alternative energy, local food and food miles.
Green Shoots Award
Presented to the organisation which is the most impressive newcomer to implementing environmental actions (open to all).
Outstanding Contribution Award
Presented to the person or organisation which has made the greatest positive impact on the environment in Wiltshire and Swindon over a sustained period.