Edie launches environmental awards

This summer edie.net is launching a series of awards to recognise the good work being done by environmental consultants.

The UK environment industry employs some 400,000 people, with an annual turnover of £25bn. Environmental consultancy is by far the largest employer and most influential sector of this industry.

Until now, however, there have been limited opportunities to sing the praises of the important work which is helping to shape the future of our planet for the better.

These awards seek to put that right.

The edie Awards for Environmental Excellence will include a number of categories where those who know the consultants the best – their clients – will get to vote for the best of the best.

There will also be three project-based categories judged by a panel of prestigious environmental experts.

Consultancies are now invited to enter the projects they are proud of in the fields of sustainable construction, carbon reduction and waste & recycling for consideration by the panel.

Full details of the competition, including entry forms, can be found on edie’s Consultancy Microsite.

Confirmed judges include the chairman of the Environment Agency, Sir John Harman, London’s deputy mayor, and the driving force behind many of the capital’s green initiatives, Nicky Gavron, Dr Liz Goodwin, chief executive of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the Carbon Trust’s technology direct David Vincent and the BRE Group director Peter Bonfield.

The awards themselves will be presented at a black tie dinner in the magnificent surroundings of the Natural History Museum on October 23.

Bookings for the awards ceremony are now being taken. Details can, again, be found on the Consultancy Microsite.

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