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The Scottish Green Apple Awards

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Please feel free to submit entries for the 2021 Scottish Green Apple Awards.
We are accepting entries even though the schedule is currently under review because of the Covid-19 problems.
We will make further announcements as the situation develops.
Keep safe!

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 Scottish Green Apple Environment Awards are supported by REHIS – The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland

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They are FREE TO ENTER and open to anyone who is helping the environment.

The Green Apple Awards was the first campaign to be accepted as an accredited feeder scheme into the European Business Awards for the Environment, so Green Apple Award winners are automatically considered to represent their country in the Brussels-led EBAEs.
There are still only a few UK schemes that have this honour.

The Green Apple Awards are also the world’s only feeder scheme into the Green World Awards, which are presented in a different country every year.

 

WHO CAN ENTER?
Entries are invited from any company, council, community or individual within Scotland.
All of our winners will be invited to attend a glittering presentation where they will all be presented with prestigious Green Apple Award trophies.
Scottish projects by non-Scottish companies are also eligible.

 

HOW TO ENTER
Simply complete the entry form, and use up to 1000 words to go into more detail on why you should win a Green Apple Award.  Alternatively, you can email your entry to karl@thegreenorganisation.info
Postal entries can be sent to:

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

 

TIMETABLE
• Free entries close on October 31 every year
• Last Minute Entries accepted up to November 30 every year (on payment of
£100 + VAT Last Minute Entry Fee. Discounted from £150+VAT if paid in 14 days.)
• Late Entries are accepted up to December 31 every year (on payment of
£150 + VAT Late Entry Fee. Discounted from £200+VAT if paid in 14 days.)
• Judges’ notifications will be made in December/January every year

 

HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN WE SUBMIT?
No limit. THE FIRST ENTRY IS FREE. IF SUBMITTED BEFORE OCTOBER 31
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
• 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.

 

WHAT YOU CAN WIN
•  We will be presenting Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in each category and the highest scorers will be announced as Green Champions.

•  Winners will be invited to the prize giving ceremony and presented with a personalised Green Apple trophy and certificate.

•  You will also be given a draft press release to publicise your success, and free use of the Green Apple Winner logo. Just Google ‘Green Apple Environment Awards’ to see the acres of media coverage devoted to our winners.

•  You will have the chance to represent your country in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

•  You will also have the opportunity to become a Green World Ambassador.
We present Green World Ambassador insignia at an additional ceremony and they are awarded to winners who ‘help others to help the environment’. You can help others by having your winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice. We distribute this all over the UK and around the world – free of charge to reference libraries, universities, the media, etc.

•  You will have the chance to represent Scotland and your company in the Green World Environment Awards that are presented in a different country every year.

The Scottish Green Apple Awards

SCOTTISH GREEN APPLE AWARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BEST PRACTICE - ENTRY FORM

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SECTION 1

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

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: 01205 336100

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

THANK YOU

Your Awards Application has been successfully submitted.