County council score Green Apple award


Work in Lincolnshire schools encouraging pupils to become more environmentally friendly has been recognised in a national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities

Lincolnshire County Council’s SCoRE project won a Green Apple Environment Award for training Carbon Ambassadors to embed sustainable behaviour in schools.

The Schools Collaboration on Resource Efficiency project has worked with over 100 schools, helping them to complete energy audits of school buildings, and putting plans of action in place to reduce energy consumption.

The council competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and will be presented with their trophy and certificate, by Miss UK Green Queen, at a glittering presentation ceremony in The Houses of Parliament, on Monday, November 10.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.

The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.