Concrete Garden in Possilpark wins Community Initiative Award

Concrete Garden wins GreenPower sponsored RSPB Nature of Scotland Community Initiative Award
Colin Ortlepp of GreenPower presents the RSPB Nature of Scotland Community Initiative Award to Concrete Garden. Photo: Simon Williams Photography

GreenPower were delighted to attend and sponsor the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards dinner held on 24 November 2016 in Edinburgh. Hosted by wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham, the awards celebrated Scottish conservation’s outstanding success stories.

The event brought together around 300 key decision-makers and supporters involved in Scotland’s nature conservation industry. During the awards presentation, guests learnt more about those who reached the shortlist and found out who the winners were.

GreenPower, a leading independent Scottish renewable energy developer based in Alloa, presented the Community Initiative Award which celebrates outstanding initiatives within the community that benefits nature.

The finalists selected by the judges for this category were:

Concrete Garden: Growing Together, Evanton Community Wood,  Mull Eagle Watch,

Mull of Galloway Trust, Nature Observatory at Loch Stiapabhat LNR and Urban Roots.

Evanton Community Wood was highly commended for their excellent project with the winners on the night being Concrete Garden: Growing Together.

Colin Ortlepp of GreenPower who presented the award said,

“GreenPower has been proud to support the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards for the last three years and has made a commitment to support them in future years. The  Community Initiative award to Concrete Garden celebrates the great work of the local community in Possilpark which is creating significant benefits for those living in the local area and further afield. Communities and community groups play an important role in the protection and enhancement of the rural and urban environments, and projects considered by the judging panel clearly demonstrates that.”

Concrete Garden is a creative waste reduction and urban community food growing project in PossilPark which also serves the wider North Glasgow area. It provides growing space, activities and events for the local community where they believe people live happier, healthier lives when they are learning, playing and growing together.

Want to get involved? Concrete Garden can be contacted through their website for further information.