Finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards have been announced today. From 26 finalists, a total of 14 winners will be announced at ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 20 June, with prizes to be awarded of £5,000 - £40,000.
Today Global Action Plan is announcing the launch of a new partnership project that will help 1,000 young unemployed people get a job in the green economy.
The jobs, created by a partnership between Ashden Award winner Global Action Plan, British Gas and Accenture, follows a recent report by the Work Foundation which finds that since the start of the recession, youth unemployment in the UK has risen faster than any other G8 nation.
Two Ashden Award winners, Okehampton College in Devon and the solar power social enterprise d.light design, have been recognised by the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world's largest annual award in the renewable energy and sustainability sector.
Okehampton’s prize was for the European schools category.
A new award for innovation in green energy products and services has been launched by leading green energy charity Ashden, sponsored by Impax Asset Management. Impax is an equity investment specialist, dedicated to investing in resource optimisation and environmental markets.
Six schools have been shortlisted for the 2013 Ashden Awards, each moving a step closer to winning a cash prize plus support to improve their sustainable energy efforts even further and a national platform to promote their work.
Now in their 13th year, the Ashden Awards recognize sustainable energy trailblazers that are leading the way in creating a low-carbon future for all.
The shortlist for the 2013 Ashden School Awards is: