Scottish Green Apple Awards 2016
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.

With an increasing number of entries (and winners) from Scotland, we have decided to give Scotland its own Green Apple Awards – and cut out the travelling to London for the presentation ceremony.

They are FREE TO ENTER and open to anyone who is helping the environment.
The Green Apple Awards was one of the first campaigns to be accepted as an RSA
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.

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
ceremony at the Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood, where they will all be
presented with attractive Green Apple Award trophies.

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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. IF POSSIBLE, please also send a CD version together with your paper entry. Alternatively, you can email your entry to mark@thegreenorganisation.info

Green Apple Awards
The Mill House,
Mill Lane
Earls Barton
Northampton NN6 0NR

TIMETABLE
• FREE Entries close September 30
• Late Entries accepted until October 31 upon payment of late entry fee
• Acknowledgement sent by Oct 14
• Judging in October
• Judgement notification by November 10
• Presentation ceremony in February 2017

HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN WE SUBMIT?
No limit. THE FIRST ENTRY IS FREE.
Additional entries each incur an Entry Fee of £100 + VAT.

WHO RUNS THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS?
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation – an independent,
non-political, non-activist, 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.

•  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 wall shields 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.

Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice across SCOTLAND

  • SECTION 1

  • SECTION 2

  • Please indicate your most appropriate Sector and Category by using the tick boxes. Any entry may be transferred to another category at the discretion of the judges, if they think it appropriate.
  • SECTION 3

  • Section 4

  • Section 5

  • Section 6

  • 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.

    Evidence to support or substantiate claims is always useful
  • Please keep files as small as possible to ensure a successful submission. If in doubt please send attachments separately to karl@thegreenorganisation.info
  • 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.
    • 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.

  • 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: 01604 810507

 

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