Isla Gladstone Conservatory
1 Anfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0TD
The greatest enemy of progress is complacency. The battle for a better planet is only just beginning.
Sure, more people talk about it than ever before. Sure, more people than ever before translate those words into actions. But what we witness is just the smallest and most modest of starts.
What we see is the first skirmishes in a battle that will be waged forever. We cannot afford people to think, for the briefest of moments, that all is in hand. It isn’t. It is up to all of us to continue to make as much noise as possible to keep this crucial issue at the forefront of everyone’s consciousness and conscience.
That’s where we at The ECHO feel we have a huge part to play. We are the number one news medium on Merseyside. In print, online, on mobile, our audience is growing by the day. So this message will get louder and louder and these awards will become more and more significant. The audience grows but the goals remain the same:
- To RECOGNISE the best environmental businesses, schools, community projects and individuals
- To THANK those who are making a difference, be they winners or nominees
- To FEATURE the green heroes in the Liverpool ECHO in print and online
- To CELEBRATE their magnificent achievements at our fantastic Awards Night.
Join the battle. Make a noise.
Alastair Machrary Editor,
Liverpool Echo Editor-in-chief, Reach Plc, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales
Deadline for nominations
Fri 21 Feb
Thu 10 Sep
Winners will be revealed at the Echo Environment Awards held on Thursday 10th September 2020
As you would expect we have been keeping a close eye on the latest Government advice around the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although at this stage there is no specific advice around the return of events, after consultation with the event sponsors we have taken the difficult decision not to hold a live awards ceremony this year but, the show will go on, and instead we have created a brand new VIRTUAL EVENT EXPERIENCE for this years awards.
Our decision has been driven by our primary concern for the health and safety of all our nominees, sponsors and employees but also the uncertainty about the date that we will be able to hold a public gathering and what that might look like with current social distancing measures.
We want to make sure that you are celebrated and at this stage we simply cannot guarantee the awards ceremony can take place in September so our new virtual event is the best way forward. If you have already booked and paid for tickets, we will be in touch with you to issue a refund straight away.
The new virtual event will take place on Thursday 10th September at 6.30pm, hosted by BBC’s Roger Johnson. We will celebrate the finalists and reveal the winners exactly as we had planned to do, and you and your friends and colleagues will be able to join in and watch the awards from the comfort and safety of your own homes.
We will of course share more details on how to join the virtual event very soon.
In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE, and if you have any questions please email me or give me a call on 07771 955949.
The 2020 award categories and finalists are:
New Green Business of the Year
The Hoylake Pantry
Smart Creative Technologies Ltd
Green Business of the Year sponsored by Merseyrail
The Webinar Vet
CSR Award sponsored by Peel L&P
StedyChefs Learning Centre
The Zero Waste Award sponsored by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia
Refill (UK) South Liverpool – Melanie Sharp
The Hoylake Pantry
Community Impact Award sponsored by Arriva
Bootle Action Group
Friends of Norris Green Park
Healthy Living Award sponsored by Merseyrail
Taking Root in Bootle
Green School of the Year sponsored by The Mersey Forest
Heswall Primary School
St Hilda’s C of E High School
All Saints Anfield
Young Environmental Champions sponsored by Nature Connected
The winner of this award will be revealed on the evening of the awards
Environmental Champion sponsored by United Utilities
Joshua Styles – Project Coordinator, North-West Rare Plant Initiative
Maria Williams – Education Programme Leader, B&M Waste
Andy Scargill – Volunteer & Chair of the Friends of Countess of Chester Land Trust
Outstanding environmental project or action undertaken for Year of Environment 2019 sponsored by Liverpool City Region Year of the Environment
Liverpool John Moores University
Greenspace Challenge, City Nature Challenge and I-Naturalist (volunteers recorders, Croxteth Volunteers, LWT and Merseyside BioBank)
Knowsley Council Greenspace Rangers
As part of our vision to deliver a world-class railway to our local region, Merseyrail is committed to providing an affordable, greener and connected transport system. We are proud to operate in the City Region and it’s important to us that we are part of it, protect it and contribute to it.
So we are delighted, for the fourth year running, to be the Executive Sponsor of these awards, recognising the fantastic contribution the people of Merseyside make towards a healthier, greener, connected region. The Liverpool Echo Environment Awards is a key event and is your opportunity to showcase all the excellent work you have been doing over the past year. It’s time to shout out about it!
Merseyrail itself has been recognised in 2019 for our environment and community successes being awarded the Excellence in Sustainability and Society Award at the British Quality Foundation (BQF) Awards for our community and environmental projects including Just the Ticket educational travel awareness initiative and LED schemes.
In addition, Merseyrail along with our partners Owen Ellis Architects and Morgan Sindall picked up the CEEQUAL Exceptional Achievement Award for Community and Stakeholder relations for the Ainsdale Station Redevelopment.