Last week we were invited to attend the Norfolk & Norwich Eco Awards ceremony. It was an inspiring evening and great to see so many fantastic projects from across Norfolk. It was extra special for us as the winner and runner up in the business category have both received support from BEE Anglia.
Here's a summary of all the winners and runners up:
Rackheath Primary School
Category: Eco Primary School, sponsored by Updata
A number of initiatives including an area-wide litter pick, dog mess signs designed and placed in the village and an initiative to upcycle unwanted textiles
Reepham High School & College’s Allotment Project
Category: Eco Secondary School, sponsored by Norse
A successful vegetable producing outdoor classroom, which has gone from strength-to-strength.
Category: Eco Community Group, sponsored by Recycle for Norfolk
The group collect food surplus from retailers, they sort it, store it and redistribute it to organisations that help people in food poverty
Buxton Potato Company
Category: Eco Food Producer, sponsored by Veolia
The company has worked to reduce its carbon footprint through a number of initiatives including installing solar panels and a bio mass boiler, fitting low energy LED lighting and adapting growing methods to use more organic methods and reduce fertiliser use
Category: Eco Small or Medium Business, sponsored by Eastern Daily Press
This family-run printing business has joined a scheme where emissions are off-set through forest preservation and is Norfolk’s first and only Certified Carbon Balanced Publication Printer. It also sources all its energy from a 100 per cent green energy tariff.
Category: Eco Hero, sponsored by Pixie Energy
Sarah has organised a number of projects at Colby School including organising textile recycling events and art projects using recycled materials, helping to build willow tunnels and domes in the school garden, energy research projects, as well as bulb-planting.
Primary school: Brundall Primary school
Secondary school: Framingham Earl High School
Food producer: The People for Wildlife and Tuckswood Food Growing Project
Community group: Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney
Small-medium business: Netmatters Ltd
Eco Hero: Kate Cooper, Rosalind Bacon and Trevor Williams
If you have been inspired by these fantastic projects, please do get in touch with us to find out how your business could be more energy efficient and save money.