This evening (20 November), the winners of 2020’s P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards were announced at a special online ceremony attended by leading lights in the sustainability sector.
Launched a decade ago, the awards, in association with Citrix, recognise and celebrate the pioneers who are setting us on a path towards a more sustainable future – in sectors ranging from Energy and Electric Vehicles to the Arts.
A new Eco-Hero of the Decade category (sponsored by One Earth Show) was launched to mark the P.E.A. Awards’ 10th anniversary. The shortlist comprised Caroline Lucas, Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough, who won the award.
‘Sir David is a perfect example of how an individual can use his or her platform for greater good. All celebrities and people with a profile could do the same – even if just for the next 10 years while we get on top of the climate crisis. The power of one individual should never be under-estimated – and that’s what the P.E.A. Awards are all about.’
P.E.A. Awards founder
For 10 years the P.E.A. Awards has provided a glamorous night of great food, inspirational company, first-class entertainment and free-flowing drinks.
It’s a time to stop and celebrate all the tireless work people are doing to set us on a path to a more sustainable future.
Guests can share ideas and acknowledge progress in what can often seem like an uphill struggle.
Lockdown wasn’t going to get in the way of that, so this year all the celebrations went online. The fully virtual event featured a cocktail-making class, a session from mind-bending mentalist Maddox (Britain’s Got Talent) and a feast for the senses courtesy of Lick Me I’m Delicious.
This is the first time the P.E.A.s has been delivered online, and Jarvis and the team worked extremely creatively to make sure the winners had the reception and acknowledgement they deserved. ‘This was a really complicated tapestry to weave’, Jarvis said, ‘but everyone has worked so hard to pull it off. We hope everyone enjoyed it.’
Winners will receive their handmade, bespoke trophies in the post. Once again the awards were created by the extremely talented Katie Weiner, and fused functionality and reuse with stunning aesthetics.
Huge thanks to the all-female judging panel: Cat Fletcher, Jo Wood, Jordan Brompton, Katie Hill, Michelle Senecal de Fonseca and Safia Minney, and also to the various teams involved: RTR on film production, G & D event management, 73 Media for the virtual management and of course Jarvis’ team at My Green Pod.
Thanks to Justin at BugBar who kept the party going with a special DJ set to round off the celebrations.
A big thank you to the fantastic ethical companies that provided products for the VIP goodie boxes: Avallen, Loop Loop, Oggs, Seedball and Weleda.
ECO-HERO OF THE DECADE
Sponsored by One Earth Show
Winner: Sir David Attenborough
Runners up: Caroline Lucas; Greta Thunberg
Sponsored by My Green Pod
Winner: Festival of Thrift (Team)
Runners up: BTS; Jane Mutiny
Sponsored by Citrix
Winner: Kim Bauters, Smarthound
Runners up: ESI Monitor, Marc Laine; Heliomotion, Melissa Briggs
Sponsored by myenergi
Winner: Connected Kerb, Geraldine Michel
Runners up: Tesla, Elon Musk; Urban Electric Network, Oli Freeling-Wilkinson
Sponsored by Octopus Energy
Winner: Heliomotion, Melissa Briggs
Runners up: Future Proof Home, Karen Fardell; Tesla, Elon Musk
Winner: Cooper King Distillery (Team)
Runners up: Terroir Tapas (Team); Treflach Farm, Ian Steele
Sponsored by Weleda
Winner: Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet
Runners up: Earth Changers, Vicky Smith; Kidd3r, Claire Moffat; Urban Electric Network, Oli Freeling-Wilkinson
BRITAIN’S GREENEST FAMILY
Sponsored by Yeo Valley
Winner: Jen Gale, Sustainable(ish)
Runners up: Joe Hill and Mike Hill from One Planet Pizza; Treflach Farm, Ian Steele
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Winner: Galahad Clark, Vivobarefoot
Runners up: Bedstraw and Madder, Primrose Matheson; Sofia Latif
Winner: Triodos Bank (Team)
Runners up: Shared Interest (Team); The Path, David MacDonald; Phoebus software LTD (Team)
Sponsored by Deloitte
Winner: Seedball, Emily Lambert and team
Runners up: Compost Club, Michael Kennerd and Thomas Daniell; Human Milk, Claire Tchaikowski
Winner: Avallen Spirits team
Runners up: FabLittleBag, Martha Silcott; Gusto, The eco chill box; Peepwear, Jo Skelton
TRAVEL & TOURISM
Sponsored by Delphina Hotels & Resorts
Winner (Getting from A to B): Julian House Bike Shop
Winner (Travel): Incognito, Howard Carter
Runner up: Hugh Graham
Winner: Human Milk, Claire Tchaikowski
Runner up: BeeBee Wraps, Kath Austin; One Planet Pizza, Joe Hill and Mike Hill