- Environmental Sustainability
Over the last 19 years North Norfolk District Council has recognised environmental achievements across the District, through its annual Environment Awards. The award is in the name of former councillor John Sweeney, who championed many environmental issues and was the signatory, on behalf of North Norfolk District Council, of the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change in 2001.
The winners of the 2012 John Sweeney Award for the Environment were announced at the Greenbuild event on September 8th. Full details can be found here. Details of winners from previous can be found by clicking the links on the right of this page.
Submitting an entry to the Environment AwardsEntries for The John Sweeney Award 2013 are now open, and are welcome from any projects which have resulted in an improvement to the natural environment in the district, or protection of the local and global environment.
This could be through cutting carbon emissions and pollutants, improving natural or green spaces, raising environmental awareness and educating others on the environment, reducing waste or increasing recycling, or even installing renewable technologies.
- Community groups who have cleared overgrown amenity areas or educated local residents on energy use.
- Schools who have created outdoor learning environments or worked to engage students in ‘green’ issues.
- Businesses who have cut their energy use or encouraged the use of green products and services.
- Developers or owners of buildings designed with renewable and low-carbon technologies.
Entries stand a chance of winning the £500 first prize and Environment Awards plaque, while all shortlisted entrants receive a signed certificate recognising their achievements.
Please note that your project must be within the boundaries of the North Norfolk district in order to be eligible to enter. You will need to be available for a short judging visit which usually takes place in July, and the award ceremony will take place at NNDC’s Green Build event in September.
The deadline for entries is Friday 21 June 2013. A leaflet and entry form for the awards is available for download below. You can also contact the Council's Sustainability Team for more information or an informal discussion about entering the awards, using the contact details to the right of this page.
Environment Awards leaflet and entry form 2013