P.E.A. Awards 2016

The P.E.A. Awards (People, Environment, Achievement) – the biggest green awards in the UK – was held in Brighton on the evening of Friday 7th October.

We started the evening off being entertained by 3 musicians – some people joined in with dancing.

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We then went onto the BAi360 – a circular ‘cable car’ which lifted us up 450 feet to give a bird’s eye view of Brighton.

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And then onto the awards themselves. You can see the short list of entrants here:

www.peaawards.com/p-e-a-awards-2016-shortlist-announced/

Jarvis Smith, the founder of the P.E.A. Awards said: “Our award categories represent the pillars required by a functional society. When they’re done well, we won’t just survive – we’ll thrive. We used four criteria: Innovation, Inspiration, Success and Scalability.”

There was a wonderful collection of individuals, groups and organisations all committed to making the world a better place. You can see the winners here:

www.peaawards.com/winners-of-the-p-e-a-awards-2016-announced

And here are just 3 of them to give you a taste:

The Arts, Fashion, Film, Music Award had 2 winners, one of whom was Nessie Reid who lived with two cows for five days in a temporary ‘Milking Parlour’ in Bristol, to explore the current state of farming and its environmental impact.

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In the category of Britain’s Greenest family, the prize went to Justin and Chanel Cornelius of the 918 Coffee Company, the family business designed and built a roaster powered by the energy in used coffee grounds, turning a waste product into an asset.

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The Transport Award went to Big Lemon’s buses and coaches, which run on biodiesel made from waste cooking oil collected from local restaurants, chip shops and hotels.

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And on the theme of being different to make a difference, during a break, we had a performance artist making ethereal sounds – wonderful!

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The whole evening was like a hearty vegetarian stew where we were nourished with all of the positive stories we heard and it was spiced up with good entertainment. I had a great time and came away feeling encouraged that so many good things are happening in the UK.

And the future? Nominations are already open for 2017:

www.peaawards.com/nominate/

Why not nominate someone, a group or organisation you know who is helping to make the world a better place?

 

Ian Mowll
October 2016