Search is on for local sustainable champion


The search is on for the most sustainable community on the island of Ireland, with the launch of the Calor Sustainable Community Champion 2014.

To nominate, simply ‘like’ the Calor Facebook page, enter the Sustainable Community Champion app, provide the name of your nominee/group, contact details and in 250 words explain what type of sustainable measures and initiatives you would put in place over a six-week pilot project and the results you want to achieve.

A spokesperson said: “This can be a person, young or old, or a group, who give their time, skills and expertise to improve the lives of people in their community by increasing its sustainability effort and reducing its impact on the environment, anything from organising a local clean-up or putting in place a recycling drop to improving energy awareness or setting up a ‘bring and take’ event.”

The winner will get £1,200 and a £6,000 bursary to give to their nominated charity or local organisation. Two runners-up will each receive £400 and £400 will go to the person or organisation who nominated them. Nominations close on September 5; 32 local champions, one from each county, will be put to public vote through Calor’s Facebook app. The top four local and two wildcards will make it to the final and the Champion will be announced on October 17.