Last night (13 November), following an immersive show curated by Enlightenment Café, the winners of 2019’s P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards, in association with Octopus Energy, were announced.
The winners – in sectors ranging from the Arts to Money – are the individuals and teams pioneering change, whether at home, at work or in their spare time. They are exploring, researching and implementing alternatives to business as usual in their chosen fields.
Through their own passion and dedication, P.E.A. Award winners are venturing where governments and big business fear to tread, forging a blueprint for what conscious businesses and lifestyles of the future could look like.
The climate emergency is now attracting mainstream and global attention, with more people than ever looking for ways to live a more conscious lifestyle. Their transition will be smoother due to the heroic efforts and determination of individuals who have spent years trying, testing and perfecting the alternatives many are looking for today.
P.E.A. Award winners come from all areas of the UK; they have different backgrounds, beliefs and and approaches. But they all share one thing in common: they are united by the conviction that tangible and effective alternatives exist that have the power to save the world.
THE AWARDS CEREMONY
Central to the night was an immersive production by multi-award winning theatre company Enlightenment Café. Before arriving at the awards ceremony, each guest was assigned to a group – ranging from Food to Industry. They were sent a list of relevant questions to consider before arriving, but told nothing else.
Everything was revealed on the night, when each guest became an ‘Agent of Change’ and helped to determine the outcome of a theatrical production based on messages from Climate Witnesses from the future.
The show, ZΩH, will now tour the UK, helping to spread a message that has underlined the P.E.A. Awards for nine years: every individual has the power to make a difference.
2019’s P.E.A. Awards were held at Studio 338 on the Greenwich Peninsula, London. Guests at the green-carpet event had time to network with their green heroes over free-flowing drinks provided by Juniper Green Organic, Atlantic Distillery, Luscombe Organic, Equinox Kombucha and Deeside Water.
A three-course vegan meal was prepared by Amrutha Catering (Amrutha Lounge, Earlsfield) before the show.
The bespoke P.E.A. Award trophies were, for the third year running, created by the incredibly talented Katie Weiner. Katie creates jewellery and awards from upcycled materials, including single-use plastics destined for landfill, vintage gems, antique gold and everything in between.
P.E.A. AWARD WINNERS
ARTS, sponsored by MyGreenPod.com
- Claire O’Neill, founder of A Greener Festival
BRITAIN’S GREENEST FAMILY, sponsored by Yeo Valley
- Theresa Walton & Mary Strong, Sisters Against Plastic
ENERGY, sponsored by Octopus Energy
- Ehab Sayed, founder of Biohm
FOOD, sponsored by P.E.A.
GREEN PIONEER, sponsored by Weleda
- Tabitha James Kraan, founder of TJK High Performance Organic Hair Care
HEALTH & WELLBEING, sponsored by Equinox Kombucha