• Launch of the Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards 2016

    The launch of this year’s prestigious Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards will take place early next month. This year we are introducing a new category, the Best Naturally Green (Biophilic) Scheme, to cover where people or organisations have made space for nature; introduced schemes to protect wildlife and increase biodiversity; improved access to green living spaces; are involved in growing projects; have found natural solutions to flood risk management and are generally connecting with the natural environment. Our other 4 categories covering waste and recycling; energy efficiency; greener & healthier lifestyles and the Birmingham Connected Sustainable Travel Award will also be inviting entries from businesses, community groups and education establishments.
    Application forms will be available from the Making Birmingham Greener website from 11 April and the closing date for entries will be 31 May 2016. The names of the 15 winners and one overall winner, who is judged to have completely embraced the ethos of the awards, will be announced at a grand ceremony taking place in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House on Tuesday 5 July.
    Look out for the entry forms on the website after 11 April!

    Posted on 4th April 2016