Green awards to be launched in Suffolk

SUFFOLK's first awards for being green were due to be launched today.The Suffolk awards for Greenest Community, Business and Schools were due to be launched at a conference celebrating the county's green achievements.

SUFFOLK's first awards for being green were due to be launched today.

The Suffolk awards for Greenest Community, Business and Schools were due to be launched at a conference celebrating the county's green achievements.

Creating the Greenest County Business and Environment Conference, chaired by Mike More, chief executive of Suffolk County Council, will feature a number of expert speakers, including Chris Tuppen, BT director of sustainable development, and Chris Lewis, chairman of Hutchison Ports (The Port of Felixstowe).

Hosted by BT at Adastral Park, the programme aims to celebrate sustainable best practice in companies at all levels, from large multi national firms to small businesses operating in Suffolk.

The event, sponsored by BT, SLP Energy, MLM Construction Engineering, Blue Star Skips, the Environment Agency, and Ransomes Jacobsen, will include the launch of the new Suffolk awards for Greenest Community, Business and Schools.

This will be an opportunity to showcase excellent sustainable best practice across the county, and for the award winners to act as champions mentoring organisations within their sector in order to improve their environmental performance.

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