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Shortlist announced for Green Giant Awards

Shortlist announced for Green Giant Awards

A community orchestra based in Govan is among the organisations in the running for Holyrood’s annual Green Giant Awards.

The Glasgow Barons, a musical collective which seeks to revitalise local venues with performances by local residents, is nominated for the Diversity and Inclusion Award alongside Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) and SWECO in partnership with the International Green Academy, an initiative researching how gardens can serve schools and communities.

Launched last year to coincide with Glasgow’s hosting of COP26, the Green Giant Awards aim to showcase individuals and organisations at the forefront of the fight against climate change.

The winners will be announced at this year’s awards, hosted by comedian Craig Hill, on 16 November at Glasgow Science Centre.

A lifetime achievement award will also be announced on the night to an individual who has made a significant contribution to climate justice in Scotland over a sustained period of time.  

Click here for more information on the event, and details of how to attend.

 

The full shortlist is as follows: 

Youth Champion Award

This award focuses on the work of young people in galvanizing the climate change movement in Scotland. This award will recognise and promote young people who have made a significant contribution to climate justice and to the inclusion of climate justice in education.

Shortlist:
George Gunn
Dr Hannah Ritchie
Blue Sandford

Technology and Innovation Award 

This award recognises an individual, team or organisation that has demonstrated outstanding work in the field of climate technology. The nominees have all utilised technology to deliver services in ways that improve sustainability and reduce emissions or develop potential solutions to the effects of the climate emergency.

Shortlist:
EGG Lighting
Circular Disposal of Wind Turbine Blades - ReBlade Limited
Intelligent Growth Solutions

Scotland’s Champion Award 

This award recognises individuals who have demonstrated a significant contribution to climate justice in Scotland or from Scotland to the world. This includes being an exemplar of Scotland’s world-leading net-zero climate agenda or leading the way in facilitating a Just Transition for industries or communities to a zero-emissions future as the Commission’s final recommendations are published.

Shortlist:
Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (BE-ST)
Elizabeth Leighton
Dr Sarah Ivory

Diversity and Inclusion Award in association with Lloyds Banking Group

This award recognises an individual, team, group or network that has shown dedication to improving diversity and inclusion in climate action. This could be through initiating and leading efforts to remove barriers and improve the working experience, engagement and representation levels of minority or marginalised groups in climate justice spaces, or by demonstrating excellence in delivering services to minority or marginalised groups in climate justice spaces.

Shortlist:
The Glasgow Barons
Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (BE-ST)
SWECO in partnership with the International Green Academy

Nature and the Environment Award in association with Zero Waste Scotland

This award recognises the incredible work being done by groups or organisations to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural capital and biodiversity.

Shortlist:
The CivTech Programme, Scottish Government with NatureScot and Sabbio
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Aline Finger and Martine Borge, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises and promotes an individual who has made a significant contribution to climate justice over a sustained period of time.  

 

 

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