Just in time for the summer, we are introducing a new award to recognise the achievements of young people! The Jack Petchey Environmental Award will give special recognition to the young people working hard in their communities to create a sustainable change in London and Essex. This award was suggested to us by young people in our recent Environmental Youth Survey.

Members of the public – including teachers, youth workers, parents, guardians, carers, neighbours – can nominate a young person they know who is doing great things for the environment for a Jack Petchey Environmental Award.

Winners will be awarded a special badge, certificate and a letter from Sir Jack Petchey himself, as well as the opportunity to apply for a £300 grant for their environmental initiative!

Young people can be nominated for a wide range of reasons, including:

  • Volunteering in a community garden
  • Starting an environmental initiative at their school or youth group
  • Promoting protecting the environment
  • Taking part in a community clean-up
  • And much more!

Members of the public can nominate a young person they know using the form on the Jack Petchey Foundation website

Share this with your network!

We want as many young people nominated and recognised as possible, so please share this opportunity with parents, carers, volunteers and others in your network, and on your social media, and feel free to nominate young people yourselves!

Feel free to retweet our post with all the information!

Nominations are open from today until October 31st, so spread the word!