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Celebrate Green Volunteers in Bristol – nominate your local champion for a Green Volunteer Award!


We are asking Bristol Green Capital Partnership members, project leaders, individuals and organisations across Bristol to nominate their green champions.

Previous Winners: Sam Thomson, Friends of Horfield Common & Colin Small, Ardagh Bowling and Sports Club

To honour the unpaid efforts of thousands of Bristol citizens making the city a happier and healthier place, Bristol Green Capital Partnership are working with Bristol Natural History Consortium to host the 5th annual Green Volunteer Awards.

Previous winners have included administrators of green projects – their voluntary work crucial in keeping their organisations viable; nature recorders whose tireless data collection puts Bristol’s wildlife on the map; those brave folk who are happy to wield a shovel in all sorts of inclement weather, and those individuals or groups who work in the areas of food, nature, transport and energy who have helped bring communities together and made a significant contribution to happier and healthier Bristol.

Green Volunteers Bristol logoOn the night, award winners will receive a certificate commemorating their award, as well as a plaque specially commissioned from wood cut from a local tree as part of conservation management.

The event offers a unique opportunity for nominees to showcase their achievements and raise the profile of the individuals, groups and organisations who are playing a key role in helping Bristol to become a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all.

How to nominate

Nominating your Green Champion is easy! Use the link below to view all award categories and complete your nomination.

Complete the online nomination here!

Simply select the most appropriate category from the 10 below and fill in the online form telling us why your chosen project or person meets one or more of the criteria and deserves to receive a Green Volunteers Award. Nominations close on 4th March.


Volunteers for Nature Award: Awarded to volunteer projects that

  • help to make Bristol a nature-rich and wildlife-friendly city
  • bring people and nature together
  • help communities conserve and restore nature in Bristol and beyond

Volunteers for Energy Award: Awarded to volunteer projects that

  • help people explore different types of energy sources
  • have had a tangible impact on carbon reduction
  • brings communities together to tackle energy issues

Volunteers for Food Award: Awarded to volunteer projects that

  • help people access and connect with sustainable food
  • address the issue of food waste and / or surplus food
  • bring communities together around food

Volunteers for Transport Award: Awarded to volunteer projects that

  • help people explore different types of transport options
  • have had a tangible impact on carbon reduction
  • bring communities together through sustainable transport

Volunteers for Resources Award: Awarded to volunteer projects that

  • promote reuse and/or recycling in Bristol
  • used resources in interesting ways
  • bring communities together to tackle resource and waste issues

The Inspiration Award: Awarded to a volunteer manager, team leader, or otherwise inspiring volunteer who

  • helps others to volunteer
  • has been an inspiring example
  • has tried something new in 2015

The Spirit of 2015 Award: Awarded to a volunteer who

  • has achieved something special in 2015
  • has volunteered across different themes
  • has left something tangible behind after the year

It Doesn’t Stop Here Award: Awarded to a volunteer who

  • has been volunteering for many years before 2015
  • has plans and potential for ongoing activity
  • is committed to Bristol long term

Student Volunteer of the Year Award: Awarded to a volunteer who

  • has been a student at a local University or higher education institution during 2015
  • has been an inspiration to others
  • has tried something new in 2015

The Working Together Award: Awarded to a volunteer who

  • has brought together different communities from across Bristol
  • has helped people think about volunteering in new and different ways
  • has new ideas about bringing together different kinds of people during 2015

Booking your place for the Green Volunteers Awards 2016

Join us for an evening to celebrate Bristol’s dedicated green volunteer groups, projects and individuals who work tirelessly to make Bristol a better, greener place to live!

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 from 6:30pm to 10pm

The venue will be The Station, Silver Street, Bristol

Arrive for drinks at 6:30pm to be seated for 7pm. The awards ceremony will be followed by a buffet reception from 8pm.

Book your place here.

Read more about previous winners here.

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