Community groups urged to enter Green Awards

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Community groups across Angus have until Thursday, April 2, to enter the Scottish Government’s Greener Together Awards 2015.

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.”

Information on how to enter the Greener Together Awards can be found online at www.greenerscotland.org/why-live-greener/greener-communities. Projects are invited to submit 500 words on why they should win.

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.

· reducing consumption or increasing recycling.

Projects should also show the positive effects of the project on the community and the local environment.

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.