The International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice

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Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice

GREEN APPLE AWARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BEST PRACTICE - ENTRY FORM

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SECTORS AND CATEGORIES PLEASE INDICATE YOUR MOST APPROPRIATE SECTOR AND CATEGORY BY USING THE TICK BOXES. IF YOU TICK MORE THAN ONE BOX, THESE WILL BE COUNTED AS ADDITIONAL ENTRIES AND YOU WILL BE INVOICED ACCORDINGLY.
YOUR WRITTEN SUBMISSION

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.

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

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  • 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.

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IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS PAGE AFTER YOU HAVE CLICKED THE SUBMIT BUTTON PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: karl@thegreenorganisation.info OR CALL: 01205 336100

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 the first to be accredited as an official feeder scheme into the European Business Awards for the Environment and it is now the only official feeder scheme into the Green World Awards, which are held in a different country every year.
Previous Green Apple Award winners have gone on to win European and World Awards, and many have taken on the status of International Green World Ambassadors 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 – Green Champions, 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.

THE DEADLINE FOR FREE ENTRIES IS JUNE 30: ONE FREE ENTRY PER COMPANY

LATE ENTRIES are accepted up to July 31 on payment of the Late Entry Fee – £150 + VAT (discounted from £200 + VAT if paid in 14 days).

There is no limit to how many entries you submit, nor to how many awards you might win.  You can submit the same entry in more than one appropriate category; or you can submit different entries in different categories.  If submitted before June 30, the Additional Entry Fee is £100 +VAT (discounted from £150 +VAT if paid in 14 days).  If submitted after June 30, they are classed and charged as Late Entries.

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

You can submit your entries online, or email to karl@thegreenorganisation.info

Please send postal entries to:-

The Green Organisation.
Wollaston Courtyard,
High Street,
Wollaston,
Northants,
NN29 7QF

HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN WE SUBMIT?
No limit. THE FIRST ENTRY IS FREE.
Additional entries each incur an Entry Fee of £100 + VAT(Discounted from £150+VAT if paid in 14 days).

WHO RUNS THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS?
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation – an independent, international, 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
• To encourage the efficient use of resources.
• To 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.

THANK YOU

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