Green awards seek pupil role models

Golding Homes community development adviser Sarah Leipnik promoting the Green School Awards

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A Kent housing association says the children nominated for an environmental awards scheme can help teach the business how to operate in a more eco-friendly fashion.

Organised by the KM Charity Team, the 2020 Green School Awards are open to schools across the south-east and East Anglia.

They aim to celebrate school-led initiatives in the following categories: green travel and road safety; energy conservation; nature conservation; clean air for schools; recycling; and health and wellbeing.

The winners will be decided after deliberation by judging organisations including housing association Golding Homes.

Golding Homes community development adviser Sarah Leipnik said: “We take green initiatives very seriously.

“We are always looking at innovative ways to make sure that the way we develop our homes and work is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

“So this is a great chance for us to learn from our young people. They are the best at creativity and imagination.

“We’re really proud to be a sponsor of these awards.”

Apart from Golding Homes, the judging organisations are East Kent Recycling, the Ethical Earth Company, Medway Council, Loop CR, NCS Technology, SGS Energy, Streetspace and Ashford International Hotel, where the awards ceremony will take place in February.

The deadline for submitting nominations is December 1. Find out more at

And watch a video in which Sarah Leipnik talks about the awards here:

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