Sustainability Awards 2014

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We had a fantastic evening on 3 Dec 2014 and heard about some great sustainable initiatives already going on in the Borough.

Many thanks to everyone that came along and congratulations to the winners.

Thank you to the sponsors whose contributions help make the event possible. 

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All the winners with Mike Thornton MP, The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Tony Noyce and Cllr Louise Bloom the Cabinet Member for Environment & Sustainability   

And the Winners are...


 Primary School   

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Winners: Freegrounds Junior School

The Judges were impressed that Freegrounds had fitted in a large package of projects covering numerous themes. They were pleased that the pupils learnt the importance of measuring to see the impacts their projects had. Engagement was good with links forged with home and community. 


 Secondary School  

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Winners: Wildern Secondary School

The Judges were pleased to see such a broad campaign  and the extent that Wildern had engaged with so many people in and out of the school. They are worthy winners of the award and hope this will stimulate other secondary schools and further education establishments into joining the Eco Schools programme. 


Small Business  

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Winners: Rund Partnership Ltd

Rund Partnership was a great example of a local business that successfully diversified into sustainability while staying within their core business. They practise and preach sustainability by achieving ISO 14001 certification and delivering an annual construction update seminar in conjunction with Blake Morgan solicitors. 

Community 

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Winners: Velmore Market Garden

Velmore Market Garden used a strong community network with local residents volunteering to convert an area of unused land into food production. It empowers people and builds their confidence giving them transferrable skills. The link with the local café and community centre has helped the growth and interest in the project. It is a sustainable model which could be replicated elsewhere.


 Sustainable Building  

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Winners: 14th Eastleigh Scout Group

The judges thought the scouts had executed a comprehensive list of sustainable enhancements inside and out which required a good deal of commitment and fundraising from volunteers including the scouts, guides and other community groups that use the building. They created a programme of activities for the young people to engage with and achieve environment, conservation and community badges and awards. As well as reduced costs for the longevity of the building, the young people were inspired to go out and inspire others. 

Innovation

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Winners: MeasureMyEnergy Ltd

MeasureMyEnergy is based in Chandler’s Ford and has created a product which will have an immediate impact on their customer’s costs. They are not restricted by borders and are exploring the potential of international markets.

The MeasureMyEnergy product has wide potential and could benefit any business with or without an energy monitoring infrastructure.  

Thanks also to

Debbie Tann - CEO Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

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Debbie Tann has had a life-long interest in wildlife and the environment and has been with the trust since 1998. She became Chief Executive in 2008.

She talked passionately about her role and the importance of sustainability at the trust.

Debbie mentioned lots of interesting links during her presentation so for anyone that wants more information please download a copy here.

   

For more information please contact Giles Gooding on 023 8068 8274 or email giles.gooding@eastleigh.gov.uk