We are really excited to announce that the founder of Sussex Green Living, Carrie Cort has been nominated by a number of people for the BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey Community Heroes Awards! She is a finalist for the Green Champion Award and is off to the awards ceremony on Monday 30th November 2015 with her husband, 8 year old son (himself a green warrior) and nominators.
These awards are now in their 5th year, the idea of the awards being to recognise unsung heroes from across the county. They are designed to reflect everything from good neighbours to sporting achievement. The categories are:
Green Champion – A person or group who’s improved their community and the environment through reducing, reusing or recycling their waste, or encouraging others to do so.
Young Achiever – Awarded to anyone aged 18 or under, who has demonstrated maturity beyond their years.
999 – Presented to a member of the emergency services or the armed forces for commitment to their profession.
Sport – Awarded to an individual or group who has contributed to local sporting life, either playing a sport or encouraging others to do, such as through acting as a referee, official or coach.
Good Neighbour – Awarded to an individual or organisation that helps make the neighbourhood a better place to live or work, either on a regular basis or through a single act of kindness or courage.
Fundraiser – An individual or group who has gone the extra mile to raise funds for a charity or good cause.
Volunteer – Awarded to a person or group who gives up their time voluntarily to help out a charity or good cause.
Animal Welfare – An individual or group who goes out of their way to care for animals.
Music and Arts – Awarded to an individual or group showcasing local creative talent – Everything from community choirs to talented actors.
This special evening of celebration is taking place at the Gatwick Crowne Plaza Hotel on Monday 30th November. The overall winners in each category will receive a specially engraved trophy. You can learn more about the awards, winners from 2014 and there will be a live webcast of the ceremony here.
These awards are of course a great way to spread the green word and encourage people to live a more connected and environmentally friendly life style. Good luck Carrie!
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