Green Heart & Green Heads

by Chris Wilson on February 10, 2016

GREEN HEARTS AND GREEN HEADS LEAD the way towards a MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE VALE

Residents are being urged to turn the district green this Valentine’s Day to show their love for the environment.green hearts

Wychavon District Council, Transition Evesham Vale and Planet Droitwich are supporting the For the Love Of campaign, which encourages people to make and wear green hearts to prompt them to talk about climate change and how it threatens the things we love.

Residents can collect pre-made hearts from Wychavon’s reception area in the Civic Centre. Alternatively people can pop in to imaGine in Market Square, Evesham or Planet Droitwich in St Andrew’s Shopping Centre, Droitwich Spa where they can make their own as well as share their thoughts on what they do to help protect the environment.

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They will also have the opportunity to nominate in this year’s Wychavon Intelligently Green Awards, which are backed by headline sponsors Rooftop Housing Group and Fortis Living.

The awards celebrate green projects and activities across the district that as well as being good for the environment also have community benefits or save money. Nominations can be made in five categories – individual/household, small business, larger business and public sector, community group and school/college.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Pershore College’s new sustainable Collections House on 17 June and will be hosted by impressionist and actor Alistair McGowan.

The awards were held for the first time in 2014 and the title of overall winner went to Mike Coe for his Autonomous House in Cropthorne, which amongst other things is super-insulated, water neutral and sends no carbon into the atmosphere.

Cllr Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene on Wychavon District Council, said: “We know there is a lot of work being done right across the district to make Wychavon a greener place to live and work and the Intelligently Green Awards are a chance to celebrate that good work.”

Professor Steve Martin, chair of Transition Evesham Vale who are helping to organise the awards, said: “We’re proud to be involved once again in supporting the Intelligently Green awards. It’s only by all of us working together that we will come up with the innovative, practical ideas needed to ensure we move to a more sustainable way of living. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase those ideas and the benefits they deliver.”

Visit www.intelligently-green.com to nominate or for more information. The closing date is 22 April 2016.

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