The Creating the Greenest County Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate environmental excellence across Suffolk.

We’re back for our 12th year to continue showcasing how Suffolk’s individuals, communities, businesses, schools and third sector organisations are leading the way to meet the challenge of climate change.

This year we’ve made it even easier to enter the awards and if you register your interest early, one of our team will be on hand to support you with your entry, so be sure to take advantage.

We have categories to cover everything from small community initiatives and schools to green heroes and large organisations. This year we’ve also introduced a new category, The Green Tourism Award.

Award entries are now closed and the shortlist of candidates will be announced on 20th February. The gala awards event will be held on 8th March 2023 at The Hold in Ipswich.

You don’t have to be an entrant to be part of the Awards.

Sponsor an award, put yourself forward as a judge or volunteer to help is get the word out. Get involved with this year’s awards and help us achieve Suffolk’s aim to create the greenest county.

Christine Luxton

Chris has been Chief Executive of Suffolk Wildlife Trust, since August 2020, taking the reins just as the charity began its 60th anniversary celebrations. Having joined the Trust as Education Manager in 1998 her interest in people and nature led to her taking the lead in the development of major projects, most recently the partnership with the Heritage Fund to develop Carlton Marshes into a destination nature reserve for the southern Broads National Park. Her work for the Trust is founded on the belief that nature is for everyone and that we will all care more and do more to help if we feel connected to nature – just what the Greenest County Awards are celebrating.

The nominations are in, and the shortlist of Green Hero nominees for 2023 have been announced.

The Green Hero award recognises an outstanding individual and the contribution they have made in helping Suffolk become the Greenest County. Get your vote in between 15th February and 3rd March and look out for the announcement of our winner at the Awards ceremony on 8th March.

We are keen to encourage Award Ceremony attendees to use sustainable travel options where possible. Please visit the link for information on visiting The Hold by train, bus, car or on foot – Ipswich branch – Suffolk Archives

To use a journey planner tool, please visit the Suffolk onBoard website.

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