Green Public Sector Organisation of the Year
This award is open to councils, government departments and all sections of the public service with 25+ full time employees who have provided a comprehensive array of green-enabling services and who have actively encouraged businesses and consumers to become greener in outlook and practice.
The judges will want to know about services delivered that further the sustainability agenda and interact with the community, such as recycling facilities, sustainable transport initiatives, cycling infrastructure, environmental programmes.
You must explain what you have achieved so far, particularly over the last 12 months, and what you hope to achieve in the future. And we need to see evidence of an overall strategy that sets out your targets and how you plan to achieve them and hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.
Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; ideally the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying particular attention to the criteria listed below.
Describe any activities your organisation has recently taken to conserve biodiversity, use biological resources sustainably, improve natural habitats.
Describe the steps your organisation has taken to improve energy efficiency and/or water efficiency.
Describe any sustainable transport initiatives your organisation has taken, e.g., to reduce congestion, to green your fleet, or any other any other actions that result in fuel savings, CO2 emission reduction.
Describe the steps taken to reduce and recycle waste within your organisation.
What commitment has been made to staff training and communication of your green initiatives? What is the level of senior management buy in? Does it form a central part of the culture?
Outline the impacts on engagement with local businesses and the wider community.