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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 International Green World Ambassador by helping others around
the world to help the environment.

WHO CAN ENTER?
Entries are invited from any company, organisation, community or individual that is helping the environment.

All of our winners – Gold, Silver and Bronze – will be invited to attend a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London, in November; where they will be presented with attractive Green Apple Award trophies.

DEADLINES FOR ENTRIES: FREE ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 31 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 May 31 every year
• Last Minute Entries accepted up to June 30 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)
• Judges notifications will be made in August/September every year

HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN WE SUBMIT?
No limit. THE FIRST ENTRY IS FREE.
Additional entries each incur an Entry Fee of £100 + VAT.

WHO RUNS THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS?
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation – an independent,
non-political, 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 ENVIRONMENTAL BEST PRACTICE

SUBMITTED IN THE CATEGORY FOR:
Please give contact details (company name, address, telephone, contact person) of any other organisation involved with this project.

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR MOST APPROPRIATE SECTOR AND CATEGORY BY USING THE TICK BOXES. ANY ENTRY MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER CATEGORY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE JUDGES, IF THEY THINK IT APPROPRIATE.

COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY SECTOR

GREEN PRACTICES SECTOR

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) INCOMPLETE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
(200 WORDS MAXIMUM) INCOMPLETE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PROJECT IN NO MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS AND WITHOUT CROSS-REFERENCE TO ANCILLARY MATERIAL. 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

ENSURE THAT ALL UPLOADED FILES HAVE FULLY UPLOADED BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION – THANK YOU.

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.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT: DOES THE ENTRY CLEARLY IDENTIFY CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT?
  • INNOVATION: DOES THE ENTRY DEMONSTRATE NEW/NOVEL SOLUTIONS TO EXISTING PROBLEMS?
  • COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVE BY SENIOR PERSONNEL INVOLVED: HAVE STAFF DEMONSTRATED THEIR COMMITMENT?
  • SOCIAL BENEFIT: HAVE COMMUNITIES OR AREAS BENEFITED?
  • ECONOMIC BENEFIT: HAVE REDUCTIONS OR SAVINGS BEEN ACHIEVED?
  • QUANTITATIVE EVIDENCE OF IMPACT: ARE THE THEORIES SUPPORTED BY MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENTS?
  • FUTURE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT PLANS: HOW DO YOU INTEND TO MOVE FORWARD?
  • 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 ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SHOWN THE \’THANK YOU\’ CONFIRMATION PAGE AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR FORM.
IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS PAGE AFTER YOU HAVE CLICKED THE SUBMIT BUTTON PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: karl@thegreenorganisation.info
OR CALL: 01604 810507