North West Leicestershire District Council are celebrating the commitment of local residents, groups and business to making North West Leicestershire a greener place to live, work and visit.
The Green Footprints Awards champion the eco work of businesses, schools, young people and the community who have met the challenge of choosing greener ways to live and work. There are five categories:
• Children and young people
• Partnerships and community groups
• Sustainable urban design.
The awards are now open at http://footprints.nwleics.gov.uk/
The deadline for applications is Friday 24th January 2014 – and shortlisted projects will be invited to the annual civic ball and awards’ night on Friday 4th April.
Deena Garnham, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport said: "Having been named as the greenest hotel in the country, we are proud to be sponsoring and hosting the Green Footprints Awards.
"It’s always such an exciting night for local groups, schools and businesses who have been nominated – and we’re delighted to provide them with a top-class experience on their big night."
County Councillor Leon Spence said: "There is some amazing environmental work taking place in the villages of Whitwick and Thringstone.
"It would be great to see our community being recognised for all of the eco work that it does. If you are a school, nursery, community group or business why not promote your green initiative through the awards? Awareness of what is going on makes us all more responsible."
For further information and to apply online, visit the Green Footprints website: http://footprints.nwleics.gov.uk/