‘Green thinking’ leads to awards - The Evesham Observer

‘Green thinking’ leads to awards

Evesham Editorial 25th Mar, 2019   0

AN EVESHAM school which has taken action to care for its local environment has been given a Green Heart Hero award at a ceremony in Parliament.

Karen Dunkley and Debbie West, representing Bredon Hill Academy, travelled to Parliament to attend the awards ceremony last Monday (March 11) where they received the Greenest School or Youth Project award in recognition of Bredon Hill’s work to promote outdoor learning, environmental and sustainable development within both school and wider communities.

The awards ceremony also saw wins for Baroness Jenny Jones in the Greenest Peer category and Simon Clarke MP as Greenest MP and had the Palace of Westminster’s Terrace Pavilion at full capacity. The second annual ceremony featured an incredible audience, including more than 60 MPs from across all major political parties, sport and business leaders, well known TV personalities, and inspirational community members.

The Green Heart Hero Awards are coordinated by the Climate Coalition, a group of more than 130 organisations – including the Women’s Institute, CAFOD, National Trust, WWF and the RSPB – who together represent over 15 million people nationwide.

The ceremony follows on from the fifth year of the Coalition’s Show The Love campaign, which sees people from all walks of life – faith groups, sports clubs, businesses, schoolchildren – come together to Show the Love for all that they want to protect from climate change.

Clive Anderson said: “The Green Heart Hero Awards are the finale to a month long celebration of the things we love that could be lost forever to climate change.

“The Show the Love campaign has been turning hearts green for Valentine’s Day for the last five years and this year’s campaign has reached more hearts than ever before.”

The Climate Coalition is holding events throughout the year for people to get involved with, including a climate and environment mass lobby of parliament on June 26.

Visit www.theclimatecoalition.org for more.

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