On Friday 6th July Avonbourne Trust held its annual Earth Charter Awards, at the Green House Hotel in Bournemouth. The Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society and these align with the Transition values of respecting resources, creating resilience and promoting inclusivity and social justice.
The awards ceremony is the culmination of a process in which Avonbourne and Harewood College students were asked to nominate, judge and award local businesses and organisations that go above and beyond in instilling green principles and human values.
This year’s winners were:
Transition Bournemouth – Award for most environmentally friendly ethos
Bournemouth University – Award for engagement in sustainability
LV= – Award for respecting and valuing employees
Rotary Club of Bournemouth (East Cliff) – Award for best community footprint
Lush – Award for considerate management of waste and recycling
Bournemouth Centre for Voluntary Service – Award for enabling equal opportunities
Angela and Kim collected the award for “Most Environmentally Friendly Ethos” on behalf of Transition Bournemouth at a special ceremony. Avonbourne students were there to reveal the winners and hand out the prizes.
Thank you to all the students who nominated and voted for Transition Bournemouth and to the Avonbourne Trust for your continued work with The Earth Charter to encourage students to care for our local community and our planet.