Community: Gaby Logan launches champions call

Across the country there are thousands of people who are doing their bit to help the environment.

To recognise their efforts, Gabby Logan is leading the 5th Future Friendly Awards, a nationwide search for heroic communities and individuals committed to making a difference by promoting sustainable living through their actions.

TV presenter and green mum Gabby supports the Future Friendly campaign: “I encourage everyone who is doing their bit for the planet - either as part of a community group or as an individual - to enter The Future Friendly Awards and gain the recognition they deserve for their fantastic environmental efforts. All groups need to do to enter is tell us about their project at www.futurefriendly.co.uk.”

Future Friendly is a consumer education programme, supported by Gabby and leading sustainability experts: the Energy Saving Trust, Waste Watch and Waterwise, which seeks to inspire and enable people around the country to contribute to a better tomorrow.

Future Friendly wants to encourage every household in the UK to do their own ‘inspired little acts’ so they can save resources and money and also appreciate how small, everyday changes in the home can turn into a united wave of sustainable change from street to town to region.

Shortlisted winners from 12 areas of the UK and Ireland will each receive £1,000, from which one national winner will be awarded a £10,000 bursary to help support their efforts.

Past community winners have ranged from an online ‘swap shop’ for baby equipment, an invention to help measure water consumption and last year’s winners, the Project Group from Shropshire who recycle waste into eye-catching fashion and art pieces.

No matter what your eco-friendly activity, the Future Friendly Awards openly invites entrants from those promoting ‘green living’ among their community groups or nearest and dearest.

To find out more about Future Friendly, enter the awards, or nominate a group or Little or Big Hero you think deserves recognition, visit www.futurefriendly.co.uk.