Nominations extended to 26 March 2015!
What is the Young Green Champion award?
The Young Green Champion award sponsored by Ecover recognises the work of schools and youth groups in the UK that come up with innovative ways to benefit the environment. For instance, 2013’s winners – Roots & Shoots member Queen Elizabeth II High School won the award for their amazing “Grow your own clothes” scheme. We know our member schools are already carrying out lots of great work to help their local environment, so this is a great chance to let even more people know about the things that you are doing.
What can we win?
The award doesn’t just come with prestige – the winning school receives a £6,000 bursary from sponsor Ecover to help them further develop their green scheme.
How do we enter?
Entering for the award is very simple and is all done online. Your group needs to be nominated online on the Guardian website before midnight on 26 March 2015. You can nominate your own group or anyone else that you know is doing great work – the award is open to any group of young people under the age of 18 based in the UK. For some ideas you can read about what makes a winning project here.
Where does Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots fit in?
Our mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. We think that the Young Green Champion award is a great way to recognise the amazing work of our member schools and offers a chance to win a prize that can help them do even more good work in the future.
Can I enter a project that I’ve already entered for a Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots award?
Yes! 2013’s winners of the Ecover Young Green Champions award was Roots & Shoots member Queen Elizabeth II High School for their amazing “Grow your own clothes” scheme. The school also won a Roots & Shoots Award, travelling to the awards ceremony to meet Dr Jane Goodall.
Of course, this works the other way round too – if you have a project that you want to enter for the Young Green Champion award then make sure that you write it up here on the Roots & Shoots site for your chance to also win a Roots & Shoots Award.