Bournemouth Students present Earth Charter Awards

Organisations Recognised for going Above and Beyond.

On Friday 6th July Avonbourne Trust held its annual Earth Charter Awards, at the Green House Hotel. The Trust located in Bournemouth comprises Avonbourne College, Harewood College and Avonwood Primary – the UK’s first Earth Charter school.

The Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society and these principles are incorporated into everyday school life. Students can win achievement points for demonstrating that they are following Earth Charter principles:

  1. RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LIFE
  2. ALL FORMS OF LIFE ARE INTERCONNECTED
  3. EVERYONE DESERVES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
  4. PROTECT FREEDOMS AND CREATE PEACE

The awards ceremony is the culmination of a process in which Avonbourne and Harewood College students were asked to nominate, judge and award local businesses and organisations that go above and beyond in instilling green principles and human values.

The Winners for 2018 were:

Transition Bournemouth 

Award for Most Environmentally Friendly Ethos

Transition Bournemouth helps bring people together to create a better, more sustainable, resilient, and environmentally friendly place for us all to live.

Bournemouth University

Award for Engagement in Sustainability

Students at BU have opportunities to develop their sustainability knowledge and skills through the curriculum and volunteering, enhancing both the quality of life in the local community and their employability.

Lush

Award for Considerate Management of Waste and Recycling

Lush believes taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility including all of their staff and customers. They have always used creative solutions to make a positive impact on the planet.

LV=

Award for Respecting and Valuing Employees

At LV= As well as being happiness and health, wellbeing means developing and being fulfilled.

Rotary Club of Bournemouth (East Cliff)

Award for Best Community Footprint

The local club follows Rotary’s main purpose, seeking out and assisting people less fortunate than ourselves in the local community.

Bournemouth Centre for Voluntary Service 

Award for Enabling Equal Opportunities

BCVS is committed to developing equal opportunities in all areas of its work and structure.

Congratulations to all the winners and to the Avonbourne Trust for your continued work with The Earth Charter to inspire and encourage students to care for our local community and our planet.

Earth Charter   Avonbourne Trust