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2023 GREEN IMPACT AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED AT CEREMONY IN COWES

20191011-gi-logo-no-nus-brandingThe Isle of Wight Council rolled out the green carpet last week (Friday 15th March), as it hosted the 2023 Green Impact Awards at Building 41.

This annual event shines a spotlight on the remarkable strides made by businesses and individuals across the Island in fostering positive environmental change.

For the past year, Isle of Wight businesses have actively participated in the Green Impact program, a collaborative initiative offered by Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK). This program empowers organisations, universities, colleges, community institutions, and students’ unions nationwide to create more sustainable work environments.

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This year, 12 Island businesses stood out for their commitment to sustainability, earning recognition across four award categories: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. Their impactful efforts spanned various aspects of their work environments, including energy efficiency, waste reduction, biodiversity, and ethical procurement. Special awards were bestowed upon individuals and teams who demonstrated exceptional enthusiasm or carried out innovative actions.

Councillor Julie Jones-Evans, Cabinet member for economy, regeneration, culture and leisure:

“Witnessing the rich diversity of businesses at the awards and learning about their sustainability efforts was a privilege.

“Regardless of their size, any business can utilise the free tools provided by Green Impact to enhance their sustainability practices. It’s a straightforward and rewarding process. Remember, every small action we take contributes to a significant impact across the entire island.”

“We encourage other local businesses to join the scheme and sign up for this initiative in 2024.”

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The awards ceremony is one of the most widely anticipated events in the Green Impact calendar and celebrated the amazing efforts made by many individuals to green the Isle of Wight. Below is the list of Island businesses that achieved recognition:

Awards

Bronze award:

  • Building 41
  • Sandham Office Services
  • Gurit (UK) Ltd
  • Mitchell Evans LLP

Silver Awards:

  • OnTheWight

Gold Awards:

  • WightFibre
  • NOSY Creative Agency
  • Isle of Wight Council – County Hall & 46 Sea Street
  • Visit Isle of Wight
  • Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Platinum award:

  • Vikoma International
  • Nettlecombe Farm

If your organisation is interested in participating in the 2024 Green Impact Programme, you can register for free by visiting the Green Impact website.

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John Bond
John Bond
3 months ago

Might be more use if the article stated what these people have actually done to win their awards. People need to learn how to protect the environment. The awards are irrelevant and people need to know what actions were taken. The environment doesn’t give a damn about awards.

Alternative View
Alternative View
Reply to  John Bond
3 months ago

Apparently one company, who wishes not be named, had a crack in their butt which they didn’t repair, so making it into a slow release water holding tank.

Have you not noticed since that crack appeared that Morton Common is now open?

A runner up company had a ten watt low energy light bulb blow, and didn’t bother to replace it, and would have won, but the extra cost of buying carrots for all its staff, meant it fell on the economic benefit side.

The favourite to win was banned by querying the wisdom of allowing in some many newcomers to our country, asking just how much extra energy is likely to be consumed by them in their lifetime, and how much water, sewage and landfill having such here would cost.

Every little helps….

Emily
Emily
Reply to  Alternative View
3 months ago

Another farce, who actually cares.
The environment looks after itself and has done so for many many
years.

Mick
Mick
Reply to  John Bond
3 months ago

Protect the environment Lol, have you seen the mess the
Bin Men make when collecting the rubbish.

Mick
Mick
Reply to  John Bond
3 months ago

Protect the environment Lol, have you not seen the mess the
Bin men make when they collect the rubbish.

Doris Johnson
Doris Johnson
3 months ago

What a farce, more climate b@llocks

 

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