Global Action Plan, the charity which now co-ordinates the Sustainable City Awards, today announces the judges line up and for the first time, a contribution of £10,000 funding.
Now in its 20th year, the Sustainable City Awards celebrates London’s unsung sustainability heroes. This year, the winners will be announced at a virtual award ceremony in Spring 2021 and the first-time funding will enable the winning school, and voluntary & community sector organisation to continue their activities.
Working with the award’s partners the Mayor of London and LEDNet (London Environment Directors’ Network), the 2021 awards are looking to celebrate the inspirational ways in which schools, local authorities and voluntary organisations in London have turned the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity to build back better. This includes looking to celebrate and amplify great examples of action led or involving culturally diverse and under-privileged communities to advance racial, social and environmental justice.
The 36 confirmed judges will determine winners across six categories such as London’s Sustainable School of the Year, School Changemaker of the Year and Trailblazing organisation of the Year, include:
· Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, founder of the Ella Roberta Foundation
· Clover Hogan, youth activist, eco-anxiety researcher & founder of the Force of Nature
· Nick Martin, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Management at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
· Prof Sarah Bell, Honorary Professor Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources at UCL
· Caroline Russell, London Assembly Member, Councillor Highbury East ward, Islington and Green Party Transport Spokesperson
· Jennette Arnold, OBE GAP Trustee & London Assembly Member
For the first time, the awards will be giving a prize fund of £10,000 to be shared amongst the winners. The fund has been sponsored by international financial solutions provider, Investec.
Gail Freeman, Development Director at Global Action Plan, says:
“As hosts of the awards for the first time, Global Action Plan are proud to be celebrating the unsung sustainability heroes at work in our Capital. Despite the scale of suffering experienced over the last year, 2021 and beyond will provide a unique opportunity to reset what we want to return to. Whilst the pandemic is not over yet, we want to shine a light on those who turned hardship into an opportunity for change and are creating a better London. Along with our judges, we are incredibly excited to find out about all the impressive initiatives taking place across the city.”
Visit the awards site and make nominations at: https://www.globalactionplan.org.uk/sustainable-city-awards