Deadline looms for Hunts green awards

THIS week is your last chance to show Huntingdonshire your green credentials by entering the Green Heart Community Awards.

The deadline for entries is this Friday (April 15), so there is still time to ensure you’re in the mix for one of six awards that celebrate the achievement of environmental projects across the district.

Organised by Huntingdonshire District Council with support from The Hunts Post, the 2011 awards include Best Environmental Project.

To be in with a chance of winning this award you will need to be able to demonstrate the impact your project has had on the local environment.

Projects can range from the collection of materials for recycling, community gardens or orchards and promoting and encouraging wildlife, through to the introduction of ponds, wild flower lawns and meadows and school wildlife areas, or the production of environmental leaflets or handbooks.

A spokesman for HDC said: “From energy projects and waste and recycling schemes to sustainable growing schemes and environmental awareness raising events, to getting ideas off the ground, there are people out there who are making a difference. We want to find out about what has motivated the people of Huntingdonshire to take environmental action, what has been helpful to make their projects successful and what challenges they have faced and overcome along the way.”

The other categories in the Green Heart Community Awards include:

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nBest Environmental School

nYoung Green Achiever of the Year

nBest Sustainable Refurbishment Project

nEnvironmental Business of the Year

nGreen Volunteer of the Year

INFORMATION: Visit for more details and to download your free entry pack. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the summer.