The winners of the Cambridge Climate Change Charter Awards were
announced at an Awards Ceremony in the Grafton Centre on the 16th June to an
audience including the Deputy Mayor Ian Nimmo-Smith, Leader of the City Council
Sian Reid and South Cambs Councillor David Bard.
The Awards were presented by local busineswoman Anne Ridgeon, and were
accompanied by a talk from Rosemary Randall, founder of Cambridge Carbon
Footprint about Communicating Climate Change. Throughout the day, visitors saw
an exhibition of all the entrants in the Grafton Centre Great Court.
The Awards scheme was set up to celebrate and promote the action taken by local
businesses and organisations in addressing climate change. The ceremony was
open to everyone so that businesses and
organisations could learn from what others have done.
There were three winners: for the small organisations category, Guilden Gate
Farm took the prize for their work in creating a zero organic farm in
Bassingbourn. Also highly Commended were car hire firm Hicar, Kings Hedges Primary School and AC Architects.
In the medium organisations category, the winner was the Grafton Centre, who
have made huge and measurable savings in their energy use, working with their
tenants to reduce the site's overall carbon footprint. Cambridge Regional College and the Leys School were also highly commended.
The winner of the large organisations category was Anglia Ruskin
University who have worked hard on a series of initatives both
on site and in student halls, to monitor energy use and reduce their
carbon footprint by 6%. The British Antarctic Survey were highly commended.