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WHAT ARE THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS?

The Green Apple Environment Awards were established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.

The Green Apple Awards scheme was one of the first to be accredited by the RSA as an official feeder scheme into the European Business Awards for the Environment, and is still one of only a handful of accredited campaigns.

Previous Green Apple Award winners have gone on to win European awards, and many have taken on the status of Green World Ambassadors by helping others around the world to help the environment.

WHO CAN ENTER?
Entries are invited from any company, council or organisation that is making a positive contribution to the built environment or our architectural heritage.

There are categories in both the Private and Public Sectors, with entries accepted from builders, developers, construction companies, civil engineers, architects, local authorities, housing associations, surveyors, building trades, traditional skills, material and service suppliers, wastes management companies – anyone involved in the building and construction industries.
Acceptable projects include new build, improvements, conversions, residential, restoration, commercial, streetscape, structures – everything from a flat to a castle!

DEADLINES FOR ENTRIES: FREE ENTRIES CLOSE FEBRUARY 28 EVERY YEAR

HOW TO ENTER
Simply complete the entry form below, and use up to 1000 words to go into more detail on why you should win a Green Apple Award.

You can  email your entry to karl@thegreenorganisation.info

Please send postal entries to:-

The International Green Apple Environment Awards
The Mill House,
Mill Lane
Earls Barton
Northampton NN6 0NR

  • TIMETABLE
    • Free entries close on February 28 every year
    • Last Minute Entries accepted up to March 31 every year (on payment of £100 + VAT Last Minute Entry Fee)
    • Late Entries are accepted up to July 31 every year (on payment of £150 + VAT Late Entry Fee)
    • Late entry with £150 fee +VAT  is April 30th.
    • Judges notifications will be made in April / May

HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN WE SUBMIT?
No limit. THE FIRST ENTRY IS FREE.
Additional entries by an individual or company/subsidiary of company, each incur a £100 +VAT fee.

WHO RUNS THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS?
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation – an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting
environmental best practice around the world.

THE AIMS OF THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS
• To improve environmental performance
• Encourage the efficient use of resources.
• Enhance the competitiveness of organisations.
• To support the wider goals of sustainable development, including social benefits through community and staff involvement.
• To help Green Apple Award winners to benefit from their environmental endeavours.

YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY: Some of our members and winners; past and present.

 

 

GREEN APPLE AWARDS FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Submitted in the category for:
Please give contact details (company name, address, telephone, contact person) of any other organisation involved with this project.
IF YOUR ENTRY FALLS OUTSIDE THESE CATEGORIES, PLEASE INDICATE HERE
Has this project ever been nominated previously for a Green Apple Award?
If \'Yes\', what is different about this submission?
(200 words maximum) NB: It is not sufficient to write \'See Attached\' or cross refer. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
(200 words maximum) NB: It is not sufficient to write \'See Attached\' or cross refer. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR
Our judges are totally independent. They are selected because of their appropriate environmental and
technical knowledge, their professional backgrounds and relevant experience. The judges can award
up to 12 points on each of the following criteria. They also have the flexibility to award up to 12 additional
bonus points for entries they believe have particular merit. You do not have to be able to ‘tick all the boxes’
to submit an entry.
Using no more than 1,000 words in total (and without cross-reference to ancillary material)
please answer the following eight questions.

1 Environmental benefit: Does the entry clearly identify clear environmental benefit?
2 Innovation: Does the entry demonstrate new/novel solutions to existing problems?
3 Commitment to achieve by senior personnel involved: Have staff demonstrated their commitment?
4 Social benefit: Have communities or areas benefited?
5 Economic benefit: Have reductions or savings been achieved?
6 Quantitative evidence of impact: Are the theories supported by measurable improvements?
7 Future further development plans: How do you intend to move forward?
8 Possible adoption by others: Can others replicate the procedures?
• Bonus: An optional mark to be awarded only if any particular aspect or the overall achievement
deserves special recognition.

Please cover the following aspects of your project, as these will form the basis of assessment by the judges
What did the project involve doing?
Why did you do it?
What did it cost and where did the money come from?
If quantifiable, what did the project achieve in terms of sustainable development, economy, environment and/or equity?
Who and what benefited?
Longer term benefits?
Was there anything innovative about the project?
Can other organisations/communities benefit from implementing your methods?
What did you learn from the project and are you planning any further development?
Please also be sure to provide details of any relevant accreditation or awards gained.

State if any enforcement action has ever been taken against the organisation,
together with any measures adopted to prevent this happening again.
Evidence to support or substantiate claims is always useful

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRY.

The Green Apple Awards adopt the Bruntland Report definition of ‘sustainable development’ – “that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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