These awards celebrate the tremendous efforts of groups and individuals across the province who embody the values of Live Here Love Here, making Northern Ireland a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. If you know a group or an individual who deserves an award for their volunteer work carried out on a positive environmental project then we want to hear from you. This work could be anything from improving the quality of their local environment, an innovative way of reducing litter, or encouraging others to have pride within their local community through practical environmental action.
Taking place on the 20th February 2018, the awards will be hosted by Lesser Spotted Journeys presenter, Joe Mahon and will encourage all generations to come together with likeminded people and celebrate their pride in their communities.
With 14 categories to apply for, there is something for everyone. Whether your nominee is a dedicated litter hero or a community champion, now is your chance to say thank you.
Entry is free and easy, simply click the buttons below to download a nomination form, and an application pack and send it in to Karina at firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 noon on 8th January 2018 so your group doesn’t miss out!
At Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful we run a number of campaigns and programmes that embody the values of Live Here Love Here which would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers- volunteers who have shown they truly do love where they live.
Honorary Mentions: Ruairi McCormack, Tidy Randalstown and Suzanne Winters, Tidy Randalstown
Winner: Tidy Randalstown
Honorary Mention: Millisle Youth Forum
Winner: Beach Cleaners - Ards and North Down
Honorary Mention: Magheralin Community Association
Winner: Peter McKernan, Banbridge Ramblers
Honorary Mention: Springhill Live Here Love Here Garden Group
Winner: St. Mary’s CBGS Eco Club
Honorary Mention: Clady Cross Community Development Association
Winner: John Lennon, Action on Hearing Loss Volunteer
Honorary Mention: Frances Mitchell, Gortin Community Garden
Winner: Camowen Community Anglers
Honorary Mentions: Brighter Whitehead and Friends of Bashfordlands Wood and Oakfield Glen
Winner: Nicholas Davis, Larne Renovation Generation
Honorary Mentions: Blessed Patrick O’Laughran PS Eco Council, Castlecaulfield Horticultural Society and Screen Eco- Schools
Winner: Brénainn Brunton, St Columba’s PS Straw
Honorary Mentions: Coastal Guardian Volunteers (Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership), Love Your Lough
Winner: Charlie and the Hamilton-Cooper Family
Honorary Mention: Ulidia Integrated College Eco Team (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)
Winner: AES Kilroot Green Team (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)
Honorary Mentions: Kenny Henry (The Conservation Volunteers) (Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council) and Brighter Whitehead (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)
Winner: Springhill Live Here Love Here Garden Group (Belfast City Council)
Honorary Mentions: Clady Cross Community Development Association (Derry City and Strabane District Council) and Mae Murray Foundation (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council)
Winner: Magheralin Community Association (Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council)
Honorary Mention: Campsie Residents Association (Fermanagh and Omagh District Council)
Winner: Millisle Youth Forum (Ards and North Down Borough Council)
Honorary Mention: Brenainn Brunton (Mid Ulster District Council)
Winner: Screen Eco-Schools (Mid Ulster District Council)