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County Durham Environment Awards open for entries

Rewarding great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit in County Durham – the 2016 County Durham Environment Awards will be open for entries from Friday 3 June.

Entries are invited from those who are working to improve, enhance and protect the environment of County Durham. The ever popular Environment Awards, administered by Durham County Council on behalf of the County Durham Environment Partnership, are an opportunity to highlight the work of those making a real difference to County Durham’s environment.

Terry Collins, Chief Executive of Durham County Council and Chair of the County Durham Environment Partnership said: “The Environment Awards are a real opportunity to highlight the excellent work that takes place in the county every year.

“I’m constantly impressed by the work that volunteers, schools, businesses and community organisations carry out to protect, improve and enhance the environment in County Durham.

“We want everyone to tell us about environmental work benefiting the county so we can give them the recognition they deserve through the awards and also inspire others to get involved and do the same.”

The award categories for 2016 are:

  • Built environment
  • Climate change
  • Community Partnership
  • Craftsmanship
  • Greener Business
  • Natural environment
  • Places and spaces
  • Schools and colleges
  • Volunteer group of the year
  • Volunteer of the year – under 18
  • Volunteer of the year – over 18
  • Waste management

The deadline for entries is Friday 15 July with shortlisting and judging taking place over the summer. Winners will be announced at a high profile ceremony in Durham’s Raddisson Hotel in November.

To submit an entry or nominate please go to www.countydurhampartnership.co.uk/envawards or call 03000 265 545 for further information by Friday 15 July.

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