P.E.A. Awards 2021 are open!

The UK’s leading sustainability awards open with a message on Earth Day

Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod

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Published: 22 April 2021

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Entries and nominations are now open for 2021’s P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards, in association with Citrix Systems.

Now in their 11th year, the UK’s leading sustainability awards are looking for the individuals and teams who are pioneering change in their fields –whether they work for large multi-nationals or small NGOs, in the arts, energy or anything in between.

People power

This year’s nominations have opened on Earth Day (22 April 2021), ‘the largest recruiter to the environmental movement’, which brings individual voices together to speak as a powerful collective for the planet.

Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people – 10% of the US population at the time – mobilised to call for greater protections for our planet.

Earth Day went global in 1990, when mark Dubois and his team motivated action from 200 million individuals, groups and governments in 143 countries. It was recognised as the ‘largest peace award in history’ with the 1990 Beyond War Award.

‘Earth Day is a beautiful reminder that individual actions can make lasting positive change – and that is what the P.E.A. Awards are all about. The heroes behind huge movements are often uncelebrated, despite Herculean efforts to change systems that aren’t serving the planet. Mark Dubois is a prime example, and to mark this Earth Day we have created a short film, Life of a River, to celebrate his work. Positive acts inspire – and recognition and inspiration are what the P.E.A. Awards are all about.’

JARVIS SMITH
Founder of the P.E.A. Awards

New P.E.A. categories for 2021

This year the P.E.A. Awards has launched a new Climate Pioneer category, sponsored by Deloitte. The award will go to an individual or team driving authentic and material positive change on behalf of the planet and its climate.

2021’s Climate Pioneer will have made a significant impact within their company and beyond, whether for the value chain, supply chain or wider society. A catalyst for change, the winner will have demonstrated that climate action is good for business.

A new Influencer category has also been launched, to recognise the people using their platforms or positions to drive awareness. This award is open to journalists and bloggers using their outlets to draw attention to environmental issues, as well as celebrities who are using their profile to encourage sustainable behaviour.

Celebrating action

Previous winners include Sir David Attenborough Juliet Davenport OBE, Cat Fletcher, Polly Higgins, Seedball, Triodos Bank, Avallen, Human Milk and many other amazing Earth ambassadors who are committed to revolutionising old models and systems.

The winners are celebrated at a green-carpet event attended by leading lights in sustainability, where their stories are shared with a great crowd of industry movers and shakers over great food, first-class entertainment and free-flowing drinks.

Each winner is also profiled in My Green Pod Magazine, distributed in print with the Guardian and digitally to over 7 million people.

If you know someone who is helping to drive positive environmental change in their sector, we want to know about it.

The categories for 2021 are: Arts, Climate Pioneer, Digital Technology, Electric Vehicle, Energy, Food, Greenest Family, Health & Wellbeing, Influencer, Money, Nature, Product, Travel, Vegan

Enter or nominate your sustainability heroes at peaawards.com. All entries are free. The closing date for entries is midnight, 31 August 2021

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