Don’t they scrub up well?! Our environment team gets recognition at (another) awards night

The National Trust’s environmental team can give themselves a collective green-fingered pat on the back after being recognised at another national awards ceremony.

At last night’s glitzy event at The Brewery, in London, the National Trust was named a finalist for ‘NGO of the Year’ in the Business Green Leaders Awards 2013.

It was the second time in a matter of weeks that our environmental team has had to scrub their fingernails and dust off their dinner jackets, after winning the Energy award in the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards in May.

This recognised the huge amount of work that the environmental team in Wales is doing to make special places ‘fit for the future’.

A winning National Trust team... environmental advisor for Wales, Keith Jones, with Louise Burdett and Lizzy Carlyle at the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

A winning team… NT environmental advisor for Wales, Keith Jones, with Louise Burdett and Lizzy Carlyle at the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

Guardian judges held the organisation up as an example of exactly what they were looking for, saying: “It shows that heritage shouldn’t stop sustainability – their approach was challenging and broad ranging – very large energy savings, moving towards energy independence, while preserving national heritage.”

The National Trust is working in partnership with green electricity supplier Good Energy to help achieve our targets of driving down energy use by 20% and generating 50% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

And it is already proving to be a winning team as Good Energy was today named the top green electricity supplier by Ethical Consumer magazine.

Rob Harrison co-editor of Ethical Consumer said: “Good Energy has consistently come out top in every green energy product guide that Ethical Consumer has ever published. This is because of Good Energy’s pioneering approach to renewable energy and their whole company ethos which is based around tackling climate change, the biggest environmental challenge of our age.”

  • Learn about what Keith and our other regional environmental advisors are doing to make special places fit for future at the National Trust Going Green blog.
  • Find out more about the Trust’s green ambitions and how to make the switch to Good Energy here.
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