Highland Heroes 2024: Nominate your green heroes
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We are all trying to do what we can to help protect our environment ‒ now and for future generations.
But there are individuals across the Highlands who go those extra (carbon-neutral) miles to combat climate change in their own communities and beyond.
Highland Heroes celebrates and thanks these local eco warriors with the green hero award and we want you to tell us about them!
The green hero of the year will be an individual who inspires others to care for the environment and brings environmental projects to life helping create a cleaner, green future.
NOMINATE at https://www.hnmedia.co.uk/highlandheroes/ by December 17 in any of the categories.
Pentland Ferries is sponsoring the green hero award.
Helen Inkster, managing director of Pentland Ferries, said:“We are delighted to be supporting the Highland Heroes of 2024. There are so many people that quietly create a positive and lasting impact on the lives of others. We welcome the opportunity to help celebrate these individuals that, together, help make our communities and the wider world a better place.
“Pentland Ferries is the first ferry operator in the UK to have achieved a Green Tourism Award, which recognises our commitment to sustainability and is a prestigious hallmark of our environmentally-sensitive practices and operation, so supporting the green hero category was an obvious choice for us.
“Our ships are very efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emission levels, we use local food suppliers, a wind turbine powers our ferry overnight, and we operate a range of waste-reducing and recycling initiatives which we encourage passengers to embrace onboard ship.
“We believe that every step towards supporting and protecting the environment for generations to come is an important one, so we urge you to nominate someone you believe is a green hero. There has never been a more pressing time to shine a light on, and make an example of, our green heroes.”
Each week, your favourite Highland News & Media websites and newspapers will highlight a Highland Heroes category:
- Community champion
- School of the year
- Carer of the year
- Healthcare hero
- Fundraiser of the year
- Charitable organisation of the year
- Green hero
- Brave child
- Volunteer of the year
- Emergency services hero
- Primary teacher of the year
- Primary pupil of the year
- Secondary pupil of the year
- Secondary teacher of the year
Once all of your nominations are received, our judges will create a shortlist which will be revealed in a special supplement next year and you will be invited to vote for your winners. There is also a special award presented to the hero of heroes who is chosen by the judges from all of your category winners at the awards ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on March 15, 2024.