Who is your Eco Hero of the Decade?

Green pioneers shortlisted for the P.E.A. Awards’ 10th anniversary event

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Published: 13 November 2020

This Article was Written by: Jarvis Smith - My Green Pod

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We’re very excited to announce the shortlist for this year’s P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards, in association with Citrix.

For the first time, winners of the awards – which turn 10 this year – will announced at a virtual event.

The online ceremony will take place at 17.00 on 20 November 2020.

Tickets are free, so click here to book your place and join the online celebrations!

‘This has been a year like no other, but among the challenges and tragedies are stories of hope from individuals who have dedicated their lives to changing the future.

‘We’d usually celebrate these pioneers and heroes at a green-carpet event, and we’re really sad that can’t happen this year. Still, we won’t let lockdown stop us from getting together to recognise and congratulate them for all their hard work!’

JARVIS SMITH
Founder, P.E.A. Awards

This year’s P.E.A. Awards ceremony attracted two new sponsors: Deloitte and Citrix. The two global companies are huge players that have committed to sustainability and purpose-driven business.

‘We hope this is a sign of things to come in businesses operating on the world stage’, said P.E.A. Awards founder Jarvis Smith; ‘if it’s not, we’re in big trouble!’

Sustainability now mainstream

Entries this year came in from the UK and beyond, in sectors ranging from Arts to Money.

They were judged by an all-female panel, comprising Cat Fletcher, Jo Wood, Jordan Brompton, Katie Hill, Michelle Senecal de Fonseca and Safia Minney.

‘P.E.A. judges always have a tough job, and that was more true this year than ever. The entries were extremely diverse, demonstrating the creativity and dedication of eco pioneers all over the UK. 10 years after the P.E.A. Awards launched, it’s fair to say that sustainability has become a mainstream issue that’s being championed by everyday heroes from all walks of life.’

KATIE HILL
P.E.A. judge and co-founder, My Green Pod

Eco-Hero of the Decade

A new category has been launched this year to mark the P.E.A. Awards’ 10th birthday. The P.E.A. Eco-Hero of the Decade will be given to

Climate change is now firmly on the agenda. It has become a mainstream issue that’s discussed daily – round dinner tables, in schools, at the workplace and in politics and the media. This wasn’t the case 10 years ago when the P.E.A. Awards started out.

The shift has been the result of gargantuan efforts by individuals all over the world. There are three people who we feel have made enormous contribution to getting the climate crisis into mainstream discourse. They are:

  • Caroline Lucas
  • Sir David Attenborough
  • Greta Thunberg

During the live online P.E.A. Awards event, virtual guests will be asked to vote for their Eco-Hero of the Decade.

Click here to book your free ticket and have your say on this year’s winner!

The shortlist

ARTS
Sponsored by My Green Pod

  • BTS
  • Festival of Thrift
  • Jane Mutiny

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Sponsored by Citrix

  • ESI Monitor, Marc Laine
  • Heliomotion, Melissa Briggs
  • Smart Hound, Kim Bauters

ELECTRIC VEHICLES 
Sponsored by myenergi

  • Connected Kerb, Geraldine Michel
  • Tesla, Elon Musk
  • Urban Electric Network, Oli Freeling-Wilkinson

ENERGY
Sponsored by Octopus Energy

  • Future Proof Home, Karen Fardell
  • Heliomotion, Melissa Briggs
  • Tesla, Elon Musk

FOOD

  • Cooper King Distillery (Team)
  • Terroir Tapas (Team)
  • Treflach Farm, Ian Steele

GREEN PIONEER
Sponsored by Weleda

  • A Plastic Planet, Sian Sutherland
  • Earth Changers, Vicky Smith
  • Kidd3r, Claire Moffat
  • Urban Electric Network, Oli Freeling-Wilkinson

BRITAIN’S GREENEST FAMILY
Sponsored by Yeo Valley Organic

  • Jen Gale at Sustainably(ish)
  • Joe Hill from One Planet Pizza
  • Treflach Farm, Ian Steele

HEALTH & WELLBEING

  • Bedstraw and Madder, Primrose Matheson
  • Sofia Latif
  • Vivobarefoot, Galahad Clark

MONEY

  • Shared Interest (Team)
  • The Path, David MacDonald
  • Phoebus software LTD (Team)
  • Triodos Bank (Team)

NATURE
Sponsored by Deloitte

  • Compost Club, Michael Kennerd and Thomas Daniell
  • Human Milk, Claire Tchaikovski
  • Seedball (Team)

PRODUCT

  • Avallen Spirits (Team)
  • FabLittleBag, Martha Silcott
  • Gousto, The Eco Chill Box
  • Peepwear, Jo Skelton

TRAVEL & TOURISM
Sponsored by Delphina Hotels & Resorts

  • Hugh Graham
  • Incognito, Howard Carter
  • Julian House Bike Shop (Team)

VEGAN

  • BeeBee Wraps, Kath Austin
  • Human Milk, Claire Tchaikovski
  • One Planet Pizza, Joe Hill and Mike Hill

ECO HERO OF THE DECADE
Sponsored by One Earth Show

  • Caroline Lucas
  • Sir David Attenborough
  • Greta Thunberg

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