The Greensand Trust in partnership with Greensand Country is putting the "Green into Greensand" and looking for Greensand Champions - groups or individual young people who are doing something amazing for the Greensand Country environment. We want to hear what young people are doing and give them the recognition they deserve as our ‘Greensand Champions’.

What's a Greensand Champion?

A Greensand Champion could be, for example, a young person who:

- Offers ongoing support for a local environmental group or cause

- Undertakes proactive habitat enhancement in the Greensand Country landscape area taking action against climate change

- Understands, campaigns and shares information relating to the unique Greensand Country landscape and its vulnerability to climate change and other factors

Greensand Champions will receive a digital certificate and be entered into the Greensand Champions digital ‘Hall of Fame’ to inspire others. The first 100 applications will also be able to collect a free Greensand Champions seed bomb as a reward.

Award Categories

Young people from Greensand Country can become a Greensand Champion – you can nominate yourself or someone you feel deserves recognition for the great environmental work they are doing. Entries are open in the following three categories:

  • Individuals aged 10 and under
  • Individuals aged 11 – 18yrs
  • Groups e.g. schools, uniformed groups, youth groups

One overall winner will be chosen in each category by a panel of judges and named as Greensand Champion overall winners in March 2021.

Applications or nominations for the 2020 Greensand Champions scheme must be submitted by end January 2021. Full details of the scheme including many examples of what makes a Greensand Champion and application/nomination form are available here.

Erika Pratt, Education Co-ordinator at The Greensand Trust, who is leading the scheme, commented: “Greensand Champions aims to celebrate positive environmental action by supporting the achievements of those young people who are already committed and involved and challenge ourselves and others to do more - together we can really make a difference and help improve our local environment.”