Ashden seeks entries for its 2013 Awards in Education, Sustainable Travel, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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Leading green energy awards scheme the Ashden Awards is seeking entries for its 2013 Awards. They want to hear from businesses, housing associations and public sector organisations across the country that are helping reduce retrofit existing housing stock, designing energy efficient buildings, changing tenants’ behaviour and building skills in installing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Entry to the Awards is free, with winners to be presented with a cash prize of up to £40,000 at a prestigious ceremony in London in June 2013.

In addition to prize money, Ashden offers winners a package of benefits and tailored support designed to help organisations scale up their work; a platform to promote their work; media materials and access to Ashden’s prestigious Alumni Network.

How to Apply...
For the UK and International Awards, Ashden are looking for sustainable energy pioneers that are making progress in transforming people's lives through sustainable energy, saving energy, generating renewable energy or promoting behaviour change.

Applications for the School Awards must be able to demonstrate success in making their buildings and grounds more sustainable as well as integrating sustainability into their culture and curriculum.

The Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel look for schemes that are encouraging more sustainable forms of travel in Belgium, France or the UK.

For further information and to apply for a 2013 Award, visit www.ashden.org/apply or contact Jane Howarth on + 44 20 7410 7023 or email info@ashdenawards.org

The deadline for entries is 30th October 2012.

About the Ashden Awards
The Ashden Awards were set up in 2001 to champion practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. Since then they have rewarded and supported more than 140 winners across the UK and the developing world.

See www.ashden.org

The 2012 Ashden Awards were held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 30 May. The UK winners were the National Trust, Energy4All, Parity Projects, Student Switch Off and the University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM). See details at www.ashden.org/UK_2012

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