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P.E.A. Awards 2020

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the UK’s leading sustainability awards – and it’s going to be a big one
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
P.E.A. Awards 2020

This article first appeared in our Health Revolution issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 24 July 2020. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

The University of Sydney reports that since lockdown, there has been a 2.5Gt (4.6%) reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions – that’s the largest drop in human history.

Almost overnight, human behaviour stopped being the problem and became part of the solution to the climate crisis.

Individuals all over the world have dedicated their lives to the creation of a fairer and more sustainable future. They’re often unsung heroes, following inner convictions without expecting any recognition or reward.

Celebrating green heroes

For 10 years, the P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards has scoured the globe for these people so their efforts can be recognised.

Each year, winners – in sectors ranging from hospitality to rewilding – are celebrated at a green-carpet event where their stories are heard and shared.

Previous winners have bravely pioneered new ideas and refused to accept a status quo that will ultimately lead to our own destruction.

If this sounds like you – or someone you know – we want to hear from you. Entries and nominations are now open for 2020’s P.E.A. Awards, which will be held at Birmingham NEC on the evening of 27 February 2021.

Digital pioneers

This year, the P.E.A. Awards has a new title sponsor, Citrix. Like P.E.A. Award winners, the company’s goal is to reimagine the future and make the extraordinary possible.

Citrix does this by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace; it unifies the apps, data and services we need to be productive, and simplifies the management of complex cloud environments.

To reflect current trends in sustainability, two new P.E.A. Awards categories have been launched: Electric Vehicles and Digital Technology.

‘We are very excited to welcome our new title sponsor, Citrix’, says Jarvis Smith, P.E.A. Awards founder and co-founder of My Green Pod. ‘This digital technology company has a full suite of IT solutions that enables people to work from home. Our motto for this year’s P.E.A. Awards is ‘disrupt or be disrupted’ – the search for our climate superheroes is on!’

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