Deadline closing in on Sustainability Awards

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The deadline is looming fast for companies interested in entering the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2009.

Businesses have until October 6 to get their entries in and showcase their work in combating climate change.

Julian German, Cornwall councillor and cabinet member for Waste and Environment, said: “I would encourage all businesses and organisations in Cornwall to shout about their environmental achievements through events like the Cornwall Sustainability Awards and demonstrate that we are serious about climate change and protecting Cornwall for future generations.”

The Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2009 is appealing for entries from businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and for the first time sustainable communities who have tackled their own local environmental issues.

Companies based in the Duchy can compete in six categories – Best Managed Company, Low Carbon Business, Green Innovation, Waste Minimisation, Best Individual, and Sustainable Communities.

Businesses who would like to enter this year’s awards should visit cornwallsustainabilityawards.org where all criteria and entry forms can be downloaded. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on Friday 4th December at the Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground.

The Cornwall Sustainability Awards is sponsored by Cornwall Council, the Environment Agency, Business Link, BREW (Business Resource, Efficiency and Waste), Community Energy Plus, Cornwall College Business, Environmental Skills Network, Jaspers and the Energy and Environment Group (Wardell Armstrong International).

The Cornwall Sustainability Awards is also supported by Global Action Plan, COAST, Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT), Groundwork, ReZolve, Atlantic FM and Finisterre.

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