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.