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There is one week left to enter the Marlborough Environment Awards, which aim to showcase businesses, community groups and individuals who are doing their bit for the environment.
Whether it’s a community planting project or a business based on efficient energy use, previous winners have seen how winning an award helps raise their public profile and is personally rewarding as well.
“The recognition felt good,” says Jacqueline Maclaurin from Wither Hills, which won the habitat enhancement award last year. “It was a nice pat on the back for the people who did all the backbreaking work on our Rarangi wetland.”
This year there is a new category, Community Innovation and Sustainable Living, sponsored by Solar Electric Technology, aimed at projects by community or non-profit groups and residents who are going the extra mile with energy efficiency.
The categories are:
Winners also receive up to $3,000 in prizes. The entry form is easy to fill out and judges focus on the environmental merits of your business, not the finances. Entries close on Friday October 26.
If you have already entered but haven’t received a confirmation email, please ring the Awards co-ordinator, Bev Doole, Ph: 03 570 5233 or Nicky Eade at the Marlborough District Council, Ph: 03 520 7519.
To enter: Environment Awards section of this website on contact Bev Doole or Nicky Eade.
The Environment Awards are supported by the Marlborough District Council and local sponsors.