Promotional merchandise could reward the winner of a new search for Aberdeen’s eco champions.

Entries are now being invited for the 2011 Aberdeen EcoCity Awards, which recognise and reward the efforts of local people, businesses, schools and organisations doing their bit to protect and improve the Scottish city’s environment.

The awards play a community role in making sure local people are praised for their contribution to green initiatives and rewarding those who have gone the extra mile to take care of Aberdeen’s environment.

This year’s awards – the fifth year running – are in four categories, schools and educational bodies, charities and community and voluntary groups, businesses and an individual eco-champion.

Prizes of £500 are up for grabs for the winner of each category to spend on a green initiative of their choice. Environmentally friendly promotional merchandise could prove a welcome prize, too.

The awards are being organised by Aberdeen City Council, so promotional cotton bags with the authority’s name printed on could be a great way to get its name affiliated with green initiatives.

“Search on for Aberdeen eco-champs”. Aberdeen City Council. Wednesday August 10th 2011.

Posted by Carl Blackshaw