2015 Results

Climate Adaptation - sponsored by Anglian Water

WINNER - Waldringfield Flood Defence Group  

The WFDG was formalised in April 2014 by the residents and business-owners at The Quay, Waldringfield. Our properties were severely flooded during the tidal surge of 5th December 2013 and our aim has been to provide permanent flood defences for Waldringfield, the only unprotected settlement left on the river Deben.

RUNNER UP - Aponic

Aponic have developed a vertical hydroponic growing system that maximises growing space and labour resources while saving up to 90% of the water used in traditional growing methods. This means you can easily grow all of your fruit and vegetables on a sunny wall at home without losing your garden and without digging and weeding.


Green Hero - sponsored by TA Hotel Collection

WINNER - Leonard Woolf  

Leonard Woolf is a well known and respected local market gardener, grower and champion of the natural world. All his working life, Len has held steadfastly to his green principles by promoting biodiversity and the protection of wildlife as an integral part of sustainable farming practice before it was ‘fashionable” to do so. He practices what he preaches and encourages others to do likewise.

RUNNER UP -Anna Gretton

Anna represents the next generation of green leadership and is keen for more radical action on climate change. She recently led a group of sixth formers as part of the National Citizen Service to undertake a project focusing on this issue. Last November, the team organised a conference at UCS in Ipswich called Changing Climate Change, inviting speakers from local authorities and NGOs to highlight how climate change affects Suffolk and to make the case for action.


Greenest Building - sponsored by Greenright Homes

WINNER - Mary Day Close Alms Houses, Coddenham  

Work has been carried out by The Whitworth Co-Partnership LLP who are a practice of Architects and building surveyors working across the east of England specialising in high quality housing, new building, refurbishment or conversion. We carry out a lot of work with significant historic buildings.

RUNNER UP - Grove Primary School

Grove Primary School achieves their full potential. We provide a nurturing, safe environment with an ethos of respect and high expectations, in which children can become confident, resilient individuals who act responsibly in an ever changing world.


Greenest Business - sponsored by Invest in Suffolk

WINNER - East of England Co-op  

The East of England Co-op is East Anglia’s largest independent retailer with more than 200 trading outlets serving over 70 towns and villages across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. It is one of the UK’s largest consumer co-operatives owned by local members who share in the profits and have a say in the control of the business.

RUNNER UP - Newton Commercial

Newton Commercial aims to be the world’s best manufacturer of British classic car trim. We aim to provide the best quality interior trim for your classic car and provide you with great customer service.


Greenest Micro Business - sponsored by Flow Energy

WINNER - Alder Tree  

Artisan ice cream makers Alder Tree produce a unique range of award-winning ices at Alder Carr Farm near Needham Market. Packed full of their own and locally grown fruit (over 1/3 in every tub) they combine the fresh taste of sorbet with the rich creaminess of dairy ice cream.

RUNNER UP - People with Energy

Operating with clients in the UK and on a global basis, People with Energy is a leading, Suffolk based recruitment agency providing professional, highly skilled and dedicated personnel for all levels of staff, positions and careers in the renewable energy sector.


Greenest Community Project – sponsored by Mosscliff Environmental

WINNER - Eden-Rose Coppice Trust  

Eden-Rose Coppice Trust Ltd in Sudbury, Suffolk is the first project of its kind in the UK where woodlands are used as a free sanctuary for people living with Cancer or terminal illnesses. Our natural woodland retreat is specifically designed as a stress free refuge for people living with Cancer or terminal illnesses. Working in partnership with educational institutions, most of the woodland development is carried out by young people living with learning disabilities, complex needs or life limiting conditions.

RUNNER UP - Bures Transition Group

The Bures Transition Group is committed to saving carbon footprints. We run community markets selling locally sourced foods. We created a Community Woodland and orchard of indigenous fruit trees. An annual allotment fest is held where we also share our produce and any surplus is given to people in need. Two community solar electricity schemes have been established and we would support further ventures.


Greenest Product or Service - sponsored by Barnes Construction

WINNER - Flow Energy  

Flow is changing the way people think about energy with its ground-breaking electricity-generating boiler. While it efficiently and reliably heats a home, it generates electricity at the same time.  It reduces bills by half, emissions by 20% and will change the way the UK generates electricity forever.

RUNNER UP - Barbecube

Barbecube is the first eco-friendly, British-made instant lighting charcoal. Its sustainable British charcoal comes in a clever (cube-shaped) box that doubles as the fuel to get the charcoal burning. This is barbecuing at its cleanest and greenest. No mess, no stress, just light the box for a naturally tasty barbecue


Greenest School - The Public Vote- sponsored by EDF Energy

WINNER - Copleston High School  

Our schools aim is to enable students to be successful academically and socially in a warm and caring environment. Our Garden Project allows students to have the chance to extend their personal horizons through a greater appreciation and understanding of the world and people around them. 

Creeting St Mary CEVA Primary School

We are a small, close-knit village Church of England primary school and we encourage our school community to care for each other and the world around us. We know that by educating the whole child, not only can they fulfil their potential academically but also become a well rounded citizen.

Saxmundham Primary School

Saxmundham Primary School is a community of people who care for one another and the environment; we do all that we can to keep our school and town clean and tidy, and to save resources and energy.


Landscape & Biodiversity - in association with Aldeburgh Music

WINNER - Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project  

Ten years ago a voluntary group of Suffolk wildlife enthusiasts recognised that Barn Owls were declining.  Specially-designed nest boxes were manufactured and erected in good Barn Owl feeding habitats, which made a difference.  Our Barn Owls are now again thriving for future generations to enjoy tomorrow as we do today.

RUNNER UP - Suffolk Bat Group

Working to protect the bats of Suffolk through education, advice, monitoring and active conservation. Suffolk Bat Group was formed in 1984 as a specialist group within Suffolk Wildlife Trust and is the county's main point of contact for all bat conservation related issues. It is now one of 90 bat groups nationwide, affiliated to the Bat Conservation Trust.


Local Food & Drink - sponsored by East of England Coop

WINNER - Castle Partnership Academy Trust  

The Castle Partnership Academy Trust supports all through education and forms Suffolk's only All-through Academy Chain. We offer an all through education experience and our aim is to improve life chance opportunities for all. Along with staff, students and the RHS school gardening coordinator we have restored  a 40 year old orchard on the Castle Manor Academy site for all partnership schools and local community groups to use

RUNNER UP - Growing Places

A Social Enterprise providing fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruit to the local community through a box delivery scheme. With it’s own certified organic site and also selling produce from other local growers, the enterprise provides valuable training and work opportunities to disabled and disadvantaged adults.


Renewable Energy –- sponsored by Suffolk One

WINNER - Kelsale cum Carton Community Energy  

Kelsale-cum-Carlton Community Energy Limited, also branded as Power4KcC for ease.  We are the community energy group founded by members of our parish council and volunteers from its wider community to serve our parish.

RUNNER UP - Debenham Sports & Leisure

We provide a wide range of sports and leisure facilities for our community, catering for all age groups. We have charity status and have only minimal funding outside of our own generated income.


Sustainable Tourism – sponsored by EADT

WINNER - Ivy Grange Farm Yurts  

A luxurious yurt holiday site in idyllic Suffolk countryside, aiming to share the delights of all that the county has to offer.  We welcome couples, families, friends and celebrations, aiming to help our guests have a truly memorable holiday whilst “treading lightly” in the environment.

RUNNER UP - Folk East

A three day event in the grounds of Glemham Hall celebrating folk heritage encompassing music, song, dance, arts, crafts, food and drink. The event provides a platform for people of this area to come together and showcase their work and skills to each other and the general public.


Waste & Recycling – sponsored by SITA

WINNER  - Greener Fram  

The aim of Greener Fram, based in Framlingham, is to create a sustainable community that continues to be a great place to live, work and play.

RUNNER UP - CPW Computing Ltd

CPW’s business is to supply and maintain IT equipment and services to businesses and schools within East Anglia. Hardware and software, web site design, CCTV, Telecoms and training solutions are provided, together with ongoing ad hoc or contract support services.