YOKO ONO for her activism over half a century, most of which is indivisible from her art. “Think of the “Bed-In” that she and John Lennon staged in Amsterdam in 1969, or the billboard posters that announced: “War Is Over! If You Want It” the same year and her “Wish Trees”, an ongoing work started in 1981 where members of the public are encouraged to write their deepest wishes on labels and hang them from a tree.”
Campaigner of the year
“We are looking for someone who’s put ethical issues on the agenda, from environmental issues to civil rights and beyond”. WINNER: EMMA WATSON forthe HeForShe campaign, which calls for a million men to sign up for gender equality
Green Briton of the year
“We’re on a mission to find and honour the most active, resourceful and successful Green Briton”. WINNER: ANNA WATSON for her ‘Run on Sun’ campaign to get solar panels into schools.
Best ethical product of the decade
“It is time to reward the retailer, designer, brand or shop that made it easier for you to live more ethically”. WINNER: RIVERFORD for the company’s Organic Veg Box delivery scheme.
Arts and culture
“Whether it’s small or large, local or national, nominate your favourite to win our arts and culture award”. WINNER: FESTIVAL OF THRIFT – the festival at Lingfield Point which celebates thrift and frugal living.
The sustainable style award
“We want you to design a ethical outfit for our judge, Livia Firth, queen of the ‘green carpet’. Whether it’s an ethical twist on a trend or a refashioned classic made from innovative green materials”. WINNER: NUDIE JEANS. “If you buy their jeans, they’ll repair them for you. If you’re bored of their jeans, hand them into a store and you get a 20% discount off your next pair and Nudie recycles the denim.”
Ecover young green champion
“We want to hear all about your brilliant ideas on how you are making or want to make your school, community or even the world a better place to be”. WINNER: ANDOVER TREES UNITED. More than 25 Andover schools are currently involved in the scheme, with children ranging from primary to sixth-form level all inspired to to plant more trees. Runners-up: @MiniHorts; Funnelling 4 Fuel.
The ethical wildlife award
We want to track down those of you helping preserve UK wildlife. WINNER: WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION. World Animal Protection is a global organisation dedicated to combating animal cruelty which part funded the Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) of the Metropolitan Police
The ethical wildlife award.
WINNER: THE FRIENDS OF TOWER HAMLETS CEMETERY PARK: “when you come here you forget all that. The dominant sounds become the birds, the wind through the trees. You don’t smell the concrete.”
Community energy project
“We’re casting our net for energy projects of schemes powered and designed by communities”. WINNER: PLYMOUTH ENERGY COMMUNITY. The Community Energy Project Award, in partnership with National Grid, has made great strides creating a greener city and reducing residents’ bills
Film and television
“We want to award those leading the way in the revolution in the entertainment industry to lessen it’s impact on the planet”. WINNER; CORONATION STREET. ” “whether that be the art department or recycling old sets [Corrie has achieved an impressive 90% recycling rate for its waste streams] or making sure that new wood is from sustainable resources. We also have an allotment and we’re growing some of our veg on site here, too.” Runners-up: Springwatch; Terminally Happy.