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2022 P.E.A. Awards

All aboard Oceandiva London for this year’s green-carpet awards ceremony
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Oceandiva London on the Thames

This article first appeared in our World Environment Day issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published on 02 June 2022. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

Now in its 12th year, the P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards, in association with Oceandiva London, is the UK’s leading sustainability and climate awards, honouring the individuals and teams behind the products, services and businesses that are changing the face of our planet.

Previous winners include Juliet Davenport OBE, Cat Fletcher, Polly Higgins and many other amazing Earth ambassadors who have committed their lives to revolutionising old models and systems, so we can all look forward to a more sustainable future.

Across sectors ranging from finance and energy to music and art, the P.E.A. Awards identifies and celebrates the green heroes who are taking matters into their own hands and providing inspiring alternatives to business as usual.

Oceandiva London

The 2022 P.E.A Awards ceremony will take place aboard Oceandiva London, the event’s new headline sponsor and the first carbon-neutral event venue on the River Thames.

The three-deck venue has over 2,625m² of unimpeded event space for sensational events on the river, whether static or sailing, in the heart of the City.

Oceandiva London is a certified member of isla, which is helping the events industry transition to a sustainable future.

Oceandiva London uses technology to track and measure the carbon impact across the entire lifecycle of events that are held on board.

Working with isla it identifies where any carbon emission reductions can be made – from sourcing, energy used, food and beverage choices to audience travel and everything else in between.

P.E.A. Awards 2022 categories

  • Arts (sponsored by Encore)
  • Climate Pioneer (sponsored by Deloitte)
  • Digital Technology (sponsored by Krystal)
  • Drink (sponsored by Avallen)
  • Electric Vehicle (sponsored by myenergi)
  • Energy (sponsored by Puredrive)
  • Greenest Family (sponsored by My Green Pod)
  • Green Pioneer (sponsored by Weleda)
  • Influencer (sponsored by Ethical Influencers)
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Money
  • Nature (sponsored by Yeo Valley)
  • Product
  • Travel (sponsored by Delphina Hotels & Resorts)
  • Vegan

Entries and nominations are free at, where you can also book Early Bird Tickets for the event.

Entries close on 31 August; the ceremony will be held in London on 08 November 2022.

2022’s judging panel

The judges for 2022’s awards come from all backgrounds and interests, but they share a strong desire to preserve the fragile environment we live in.

This year’s panel is all female; here’s a bit about why they were invited to be involved.

Besma Whayeb
Besma is the founder of Ethical Influencers, ‘a digital community doing good’ that launched in 2018.

From sustainable storytellers to honest podcasters and ethical fashion Instagrammers to zero waste vloggers, the community is a growing network of over 1,000 influencers working together towards a better world.

Besma is an ethical influencer and author of sustainable fashion and
lifestyle blog

Cat Fletcher
Cat is a waste activist and all-round resource goddess. An Australian mother of three, she is also a founding member, director and head of media for Freegle, a UK online reuse network with 2.6 million members.

Cat is a regular and much-loved face on the P.E.A. Awards judging panel and keeps things on track with her no-nonsense approach to sustainable living.

Emily Cromwell
Emily is a director in Deloitte’s Sustainability practice. She is a lawyer and a regulatory specialist, with deep expertise in helping her clients manage complex, multi-jurisdictional obligations and designing programmes that meet strategic goals and legal requirements.

Emily leads Responsible Business for the Consumer Industry in the UK and advises clients on a range of sustainability issues, including
decarbonisation, TCFD, human rights, sustainability strategy and circularity.

She leads the ethical value chain ecosystem for Deloitte UK – internal capabilities augmented by an external network of innovative tech companies.

Emily has delivered global, multi-disciplinary projects for over a decade and is deeply experienced in driving large programmatic change.

Jayn Sterland
Jayn is managing director of Weleda (UK/Ireland) and acts as global spokesperson for the company.

Joining Weleda was, she says, ‘a culmination of everything I had learnt up until that point – having grown up on a farm, learnt how to make medicines from my herbalist gran, whilst watching mum care for her patients and the family as a community doctor – I found all this at Weleda and I feel as though I have come home.’

An energetic environmental activist and a campaigner for responsible business, Jayn consistently appears in the top five of the Top 25 ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ list, and is the newly appointed chair of the British Beauty Council’s Sustainable Beauty Coalition.

Jordan Brompton
Jordan bubbles with enthusiasm for anything to do with renewable energy or electric vehicles and is extremely passionate about doing her bit to create a more sustainable future.

With several years’ experience within the industry – and a whole career in sales and marketing – Jordan is the driving force behind the myenergi brand and a key player in bridging the gap between renewable energies and electric vehicles.

Jo Wood
Jo is a pioneer and committed supporter of all things organic and natural.

She is the founder of Jo Wood Organics, a successful and award-winning organic fragrance and beauty range, and recently moved to a home she has taken off grid.

Jo says her philosophy ‘is about respecting our bodies and our Earth. If we work with Nature, rather than abusing it, we will all reap the benefits’.

Katie Hill
Prior to co-founding My Green Pod with Jarvis Smith, Katie was a senior writer, researcher and a deputy editor at Which?, and headed up the magazine’s Indian equivalent from Mumbai.

With My Green Pod, Katie has combined her experience in investigative journalism with her passion for clean living and the environment.

She frequently writes about the importance of detecting corporate sideshows that can slow the shift to a more conscious lifestyle.

Katie currently sits at number 13 on the ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ Top 25 list of personalities driving change in the sector. She is also a Beauty Buzz columnist for Natural Products News, a regular judge for the coveted Beauty Shortlist Awards and Mama & Baby Awards and a speaker at events including Natural & Organic Products Europe and Fully Charged LIVE.

Ruth Easter
A qualified solicitor with over 15 years’ experience, Ruth is the legal lead for the UK’s largest (fiercely!) independent web host, Krystal Hosting.

As a champion of inclusivity and environmental awareness, Ruth devotes her career to promoting and codifying the principles that are central to Krystal’s ethos.

Ruth’s passion for ethical leadership keeps her involved in all sustainable initiatives at Krystal, including its upcoming B Corp accreditation and its Living Wage Employer status.

She applies her legal skills and environmental knowledge to help Krystal staff understand the power of pensions, change to 100% renewable providers and make the switch to sustainably made products.

Stephanie Jordan
Born in London to a British mother and Colombian father and raised in the Burgundy wine region of France, Stephanie had a unique cultural upbringing that sparked her passion for the drinks and hospitality industry.

An eight-year stint at Diageo culminated in the role of global brand ambassador for Tanqueray. She went on to establish her drinks brand consultancy Drinking Out Loud, with clients such as La Hechicera, Nyetimber, WG&S and Schweppes.

Stephanie is also the co-founder of award-winning and sustainability-minded Avallen Spirits, a new, fresh calvados brand with a mission to save bees and establish itself as the world’s most planet-positive spirits brand.

Stephanie was awarded the ‘Woman of the Year 2020’ title by The Drinks Business and loves to mentor other young women in business.

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