Record entries for county’s environmental awards

A RECORD breaking number of entries have been received for the Creating the Greenest County awards this year.

Suffolk schools, businesses and communities have put forward over 100 projects, organisations and individuals as contenders for the prizes.

With 19 different categories, the awards evening on March 22 will showcase a variety of green actions being undertaken in Suffolk.

Now in their fifth year, the awards promote examples of organisations taking significant steps to reduce their carbon impacts as well as people growing food and educating others on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Judy Terry, Suffolk County Council’s portfolio holder for the Greenest County said: “I am absolutely thrilled that we have received so many entries for these awards.

“This is the most we have ever seen and shows that even at a time of austerity, the schools, communities and businesses of Suffolk still recognise the importance of protecting our environment.”

Creating the Greenest County is one of Suffolk’s top priorities. The aim is to reduce the county’s carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2025 and to protect and enhance its natural historic and built environment.