BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 15 July '16

Nominate your green heroes for this year’s high-flying awards bash

Over the last six years, the P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards has celebrated unsung heroes who are changing the world and rewriting the future. Whether they’re working in Ecuador or India – rainforests or urban office blocks – each and every P.E.A. Award winner is forging ahead with an inspiring alternative to business as usual – in our banks, our schools and everything in between.

As the UK’s leading sustainability awards, the P.E.A.s honour 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 ambassadors who are committed to revolutionising old models and systems.

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. These sustainability pioneers are recognised and rewarded at a glamorous green carpet event, with music, entertainment and plenty of great food and drink!

P.E.A. Awards 2016Visit the British Airways i360, Brighton, for 2016’s P.E.A. Awards

The 2016 ceremony

The P.E.A. Awards always provides an opportunity to network with high-flying sustainability pioneers, but this year that’s being taken to a whole new level: about 450 feet up.

The ceremony will be held on 07 October at Brighton’s brand new i360 tower, and every guest will get to take a flight upwards to experience 360º views across Brighton and beyond. The beachfront spot will also host a celebratory outdoor extravaganza overlooking the iconic Brighton West Pier in celebration of its 150th birthday.

There will be mouthwatering vegan food, outstanding entertainment, first-class speakers – including Caroline Lucas – and, as always, enough alcohol to sink a pirate ship – including signature drinks from Juniper Green organic gin and Bison Beer. Tickets cost £60 but spaces are limited to 360 guests this year, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Entries and nominations

This year the P.E.A. Awards has launched a new regional business award. While the usual categories will remain open to all, the Best of the South West awards will recognise the green heroes in and around Bristol who are environmental trailblazers in the fields of Conservation, Energy, Finance, Food, Housing and Transport. One overall champion will also be selected from the winners of each category.

The core categories for the P.E.A. Awards 2016 are Arts, Fashion, Film & Music; Britain’s Greenest Family; Business; Energy; Food; Generic; Health; Homes; Money; Resources and Travel.

All categories are free to enter, and you have until midnight on 31 August to enter or nominate your green heroes. Good luck!

Click here to enter or nominate your green heroes. Tickets can be bought here.