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

Back for another year, this is the 13th time we’ll be celebrating and 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 especially want to recognise the good work that takes place in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors. We’re extremely proud of Suffolk’s rural nature, and we aim to celebrate the most sustainable practices among our county’s diverse farming community.

It’s easy to enter the awards, and if you register your interest early one of our friendly team will be on hand to support you with your entry, so get in quickly and take advantage!

We know this will be another fantastic Awards, and look forward to hearing about all the good work that is happening across the county.

The shortlist of candidates will be announced towards the end of February and the winners will be announced at our special awards ceremony on the 27th March. 

To watch the ceremony live online please click the following link:

The livestream of the ceremony will run from 1:45pm – 3:30pm on Wednesday 27th March 2024 and will be posted to Suffolk County Council’s Youtube afterwards. You can access Slido on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop. It works through a webpage so there is no need to download an app or create an account.

Nominating and being nominated aren’t the only ways to take part – we’d love to hear from potential sponsors, judges and people who can help us spread the word to make the 2024 Awards the biggest and best ever!

The Greenest County Awards 2024 judges and sponsors will be announced on the 3rd January.

Tom Heap

Tom Heap is a broadcaster, journalist and author. He is a regular on BBC1’s Countryfile presenting the current affairs films and long time host of the Radio 4 environment series and podcast ‘Costing the Earth’. He devised and presents ‘The Climate Show with Tom Heap on Sky News and YouTube. He was the creator of the climate change solutions radio series ’39 Ways to Save the Planet’ and wrote the accompanying book. Tom spent many years at BBC News becoming both ‘Science and Environment Correspondent’ and ‘Rural Affairs Correspondent’. Outside work he likes to hike, bike, grow chillies, watch movies and bodge carpentry.

We are keen to encourage Award Ceremony attendees to use sustainable travel options where possible. Please visit the link below 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.