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Huntingdonshire’s Green Heros are Honoured for their Achievements

Green Heart Awards 2011 Finalists

Green Heart Awards 2011 Finalists

 

On Saturday 4 June Huntingdonshire green heroes attended the second Green Heart Community Awards which celebrated the great and inspirational environmental projects that community groups, individuals and schools have been involved in within our district over the past twelve months. 

The finalists of the Green Heart Community Awards enjoyed an evening dedicated to their successes.  The winners were presented with an award, kindly donated by Ridgeons, and received a cheque for £200, whilst the runners up received a cheque for £50 to put towards their next environmental project. 

The Best Environmental Project finalists were Friends of Sudbury Meadows, Huntingdon in Bloom, Froglife, Alconbury Allotment & Gardens Association and Wood Green Animal Shelter.

The winners were Huntingdon in Bloom who over the past year have been involved in many planting projects within Huntingdon 

The runners up were Alconbury Allotments and Garden Association who has created a new community facility where residents can now grow their own food. 

Total Computing in St Ives and The Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon were shortlisted within the Environmental Business of the Year category.  The Marriott Hotel won this award for the extensive range of environmental activities they have been involved in, whilst inspiring their staff and guests. 

Runners up were Total Computing who is an excellent example of how to green a business, showing how by making small changes it is possible to make a big difference. 

The nominees for the Green Volunteer of the Year award were Graham Marsh, George Cottam and Sam Malt. Winning this award was Graham Marsh who over the past twelve months has sensitively managed the pond at Stukeley Meadows Business Park to encourage wildlife. 

Sam Malt received the runners up prize for his efforts with the Grafham Wildlife and Conservation Group. 

A new category for this year’s awards was Green Building 2011.  A three bedroom property in Earith and the Education Centre at Paxton Pits were this year’s finalists.  This award went to the Education Centre at Paxton Pits which boasts a number of features that make the centre a state of the art sustainable building.  The property on Marina Drive, Earith received the runners up prize. 

The finalists for Best Environmental School were Thorndown Community Junior School, St Ivo School, Westfield Junior School and Fenstanton & Hilton Primary School.

The winning school was Westfield Junior School who have been an eco-school for a number of years and have recently incorporated a wildlife garden and picnic area split into a number of habitats in to their grounds. 

Thorndown Community Junior School were runners up for the great environmental activities that have been initiated and conducted by pupils 

The Young Green Achiever of the Year award was not easy to judge as each nominee has achieved so much.  This award was therefore judged slightly differently and although there could be one winner, all of the finalists received a runners-up prize.  This award was presented to Amy Hamlett who has been volunteering for Froglife since the age of 5.  Amy has developed and led on many environmental projects and fundraising initiatives. 

Special recognition went to the following runners up Rebecca Harrold who is a Huntingdon Youth Town Council representative and attends St Peters School, Isabelle Childerly from Thorndown Community Junior School and Sonia Taylor of Hinchingbrooke School.

Click here to read more about all the finalists – Green Heart Awards Programme 2011


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