GreenPower, a leading independent Scottish renewable energy company, is delighted to announce it is to sponsor the Community Initiative Award for the 7th year.
The RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2020 recognise excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in nature conservation and are co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage. Nominations and applications are open until 1 June. It is free to enter, so nominate a person, project, group or business dedicated to supporting our environment or submit your own application and tell us what you’re doing to support nature.
Rob Forrest, CEO of GreenPower said “If you are involved in an outstanding community-based initiative that benefits nature and acts as an inspiration to others then these Awards are for you. We believe that nature conservation and renewable energy go hand-in-hand, especially given the overwhelming threat of climate change posed to all ecosystems across the world, so GreenPower is naturally delighted to continue to support these fantastic and inspirational awards.”
Last year ‘Back from the Brink: Saving our Small Blue’ won the Community Initiative Award through a collaborative community conservation project that has provided a future for a species on the brink. Coastal communities in Angus have been working together since 2012 to understand and halt the sharp decline of one of our most iconic coastal species – the small blue butterfly.
In the same year, The Children’s Wood and Meadow Outdoor Community Centre was highly commended for offering a place for local people to experience and enjoy nature in the heart of Glasgow and successfully campaigned to save this special place from development.
All those who apply will be invited to attend an evening reception at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 2 September where the Nature of Scotland Awards shortlist will be unveiled. The winners will then be announced at a celebratory Presentation Dinner at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Wednesday 25 November with successfully shortlisted entrants receiving two complimentary tickets to the prestigious event.
Find out more about the awards and submit your application by 1 June by visiting rspb.org.uk/natureofscotland.