Groups urged to nominate for green awards

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Community groups in Angus are being urged to submit nominations for the Scottish Governments ‘Greener Together’ Awards 2014.

The Awards, which celebrate and reward communities for environmental action, are now in their third year. They are part of the national ‘Greener Together’ campaign, which encourages everyone across Angus to play their part in making Scotland a greener and more sustainable nation.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, Richard Lochhead said: “It’s that time of year again when we go on the hunt for Scotland’s hard-working organisations and communities who are working towards making Scotland a greener, cleaner place to live.

“Greener groups and initiatives are invited to submit their nominations from today and showcase their green activities. We had many great entries last year and we look forward to seeing what great work is being done in the 2015 tranche of nominations.”

To be eligible for a Greener Together Award, the community project or initiative must be a live project or initiative in Scotland that is directly related to either greener home energy, greener travel, local in-season food, reducing or avoiding food waste, or reducing consumption or increasing recycling. Projects should also show the positive effects of the project on the community and the local environment.

The closing date for entries is March 20. Winners will be presented with a Greener Together Award plaque in recognition of their achievement.

Full details of the awards and how to nominate a project of your choice, as well as full terms and conditions are available online at www.greenerscotland.org/why-live-greener/greener-communities.