The 2012 PEA Winners
Well done to all of our finalists and congratulations to the winners of the 2012 PEA Awards.
Overall PEA Champion Award
This year's Overall PEA Champion is Polly Higgins, a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth. Polly has proposed that Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace, to sit alongside genocide as an international crime throughout the world.
Arts, Fashion & Music Award
This award honours individuals who have used any form of the arts to raise awareness on environmental issues. It is also for those that have adopted sustainable or ethical practices in producing their art.
Orsola de Castro, Co-Founder, From Somewhere
Gavin Lawson, Founder, THTC
2012 Winner: Gavin Lawson, Founder, THTC
THTC are eco-clothing pioneers with an inspiring range of ethically produced, fair trade, organic and sustainably printed t-shirts and accessories for the urban lifestyle.
Best Earth Saving Idea Award
We live in a world where pesticides destroy ecosystems, rivers and seas are awash with toxic chemicals and landfills are piled high with non-biodegradable waste. This award honours those whose products and initiatives are putting the health of the planet first.
Jason Drew, Chairman, AgriProtein
Simon Nash, Green Oil UK
2012 Winner: Jason Drew, Chairman, AgriProtein
AgriProtein is leading a new industry called nutrient recycling: using organic waste to create protein.
Walter Gibson accepted the award on behalf of Jason Drew.
Best Energy Saving Idea Award
This category rewards the individual who has come up with the best carbon-saving idea, regardless of whether this idea has already been put into practise or is still in the pipeline.
Katy Duke, Owner, The Thermal Blind Company
Ross Lammas, Director of Sust-it
Karen Lynch, CEO, Belu Water
2012 Winner: Katy Duke, Owner, The Thermal Blind Company
Blinds from The Thermal Blind Company will substantially reduce heat loss & remove down-draughts from single glazed windows.
Business Person of the Year Award
This category rewards the steps taken by individuals in the business world to deliver goods or services in sustainability-orientated way, demonstrating that financial profit can go hand in hand with respect for people and the planet.
Rebecca Gray, Founder, Fresh Cargo
Karen Lynch, CEO, Belu Water
2012 Winner: Karen Lynch, CEO, Belu Water
Belu started with a simple idea – that there was a better way to do business by reducing environmental impact and using all profits to fund clean water projects.
Campaigner of the Year Award
This category rewards the campaigner who has made a serious impact in putting green issues on the national or international agenda.
2012 Winner: Polly Higgins
Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - the Earth. Polly is a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth.
Encompassing everything from allotment societies to clothes swapping events and lending schemes, this category recognises individuals who actively promote more sustainable activates in their communities.
Northumbria Students’ Union
The Community Recycling Network UK
2012 Winner: Northumbria Students’ Union
Northumbria Students' Union is working to create a Union and University that take Ethical and Environmental concerns into the core of its decision making and processes, to ensure Northumbria Students have a positive impact both locally and globally.
Community Interest Company Award
This award recognises an individual or team from within a Community Interest Company for environmentally conscious activity in their sector.
Sinclair Eiloart, London Green Fair
Paul Nixon, Scottish Seabird Centre
Trudy Thompson, Bricks and Bread Sustainable Living Centre
2012 Winner: Paul Nixon, Scottish Seabird Centre
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a charity dedicated to inspiring people to appreciate and care for wildlife and the environment. All proceeds are reinvested in the work of the charity and the Centre relies on the help of all its volunteers, members and sponsors to survive.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
This category honours an individual who has come up with the best new enterprise, venture or business idea that is based around greener thinking.
Cathy Debenham, Founder, YouGen
Maddy Harland, CEO, Permanent Publications
Sven Segal, CEO and Founder, Po-Zu
2012 Winner: Sven Segal, CEO and Founder, Po-Zu
Po-Zu creates men's and women's ethical and eco friendly natural footwear including organic hemp sandals, boots and shoes.
Public Sector Award
This award is for an individual from a local or national public sector organisation whose work has helped advance more sustainable living.
Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group, Nottingham County Council
Our Greener Borough, Wandsworth Council
2012 Winner: Our Greener Borough, Wandsworth Council
Our Greener Borough (OGB) is a council initiative set up to help reduce Wandsworth's environmental impacts. It is made up of individual schemes focusing on schools, residents, businesses and community groups.
Responsible Travel Award
This category rewards those who have promoted green travel in all its forms. Whether you’ve started a green travel business, or gone the extra mile to make your travels more sustainable.
Car Free Walks
No Car Superstar – Northumbria Students’ Union
2012 Winner: Car Free Walks
Car Free Walks provide free walks - free of cars and free of charge. All our walks can be reached using public transport - bus and train, coach and ferry.
The true paradigm shift in socially and environmentally responsible trade and living will be played out by the next two generations. There can therefore be few more important jobs today for parents, mentors and teachers than equipping children to enable and enjoy a universally more equitable life. This award is to recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations doing genuinely great work in this area.
Karen Ford, Founder, Footprint Friends
Monkton Wyld Court
The Sustrans Bike It Officers
2012 Winner: The Sustrans Bike It Officers
Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. They are a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
Sustainability in Sport Award
An award to honour those in the sports world who have helped make their clubs more sustainable or have used their sporting skills to promote ethical practice.
The Finalists are:
Forest Green Rovers
Gordon Foat, Green MotorSport
2012 Winner: Gordon Foat, Green MotorSport
Green MotorSport's mission is to become the premier motorsport company solely devoted to research into alternative cost effective battery electric powertrain technologies used in motor sport and the automotive industry.