AWARDS chiefs in Durham have given the green light for people to nominate environmentally-friendly organisations for a prize.
Now in their 25th year, the County Durham Environmental Awards recognise and celebrate projects and activities that improve and enhance the environment.
Applications are invited from individuals, community organisations, businesses and schools across County Durham in a dozen categories.
Among those is a new section for places and spaces, rewarding schemes that create cleaner and greener surroundings that respond to the needs of a community.
Seaham Harbour Marina and Durham University Science Site were the big winners at last year’s event, with the improvement of Yohden Primary School’s grounds in Horden also among those recognised.
Terry Collins, chairman of the County Durham Environment Partnership, said: “The Environment Awards have been recognising and celebrating the fantastic environmental work, which has taken place throughout the county, for two and half decades now.
“We all have a responsibility to protect the environment in our day-to-day actions but we know there are others who go the extra mile and invest a lot of time and effort into making County Durham cleaner and greener for all to enjoy.
“We want people, businesses and organisations to tell us about their work through the Environment Awards so we can give them the recognition they deserve.”
For details on how to enter, call 03000 265 545 or visit www.countydurhampartnership.co.uk/envawards.The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 25. Shortlists will be drawn up over the summer..