eco champions

Your chance to be named an eco champion

*Please note, this initiative is currently closed*

Organisations can earn recognition for projects that make their community safer, cleaner or greener.

Nominations for the coveted eco champion status can be linked to initiatives delivered by individuals or groups and either by adults or children.

Projects can be linked to schools, business or the wider community providing they fit into the categories of safer, cleaner or greener.

So what types are projects are the judges looking for?

Each of the categories are designed to be broad enough to cover a wide spectrum of initiatives involving business, community groups or schools and colleges. For 2020 nominations can be education or campaigning in nature; physical structures or innovations; community projects.

Safer: This can include projects that improve road safety skills, reduce fire risk or cut anti social behaviour.
Cleaner: Schemes that boost recycling levels, reduce fly-tipping or community litter picks.
Greener: This covers green travel, as well as initiatives to boost health and wellbeing such as projects linked to physical exercise and healthy eating.
Administered by Streetspace Group and its sister brand metroSTOR, nominations are independently scrutinised, with all regional winners of the accreditation going before a judging panel to crown a number of overall UK champions each year.

The judging panel will meet monthly to assess nominations with winners authorised to display the eco champion graphic on website, letterhead and marketing material. Nominations received before 1 August each year will be in the running to be named a national winner in the autumn of 2020. Nominations received in the autumn are automatically carried over for the following academic year’s UK awards.