INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ 2009

 

Host – Janey Lee Grace

 

Janey Lee Grace

Janey is a presenter on the UK’s most listened to radio station BBC Radio 2 co-hosting Steve Wright in the Afternoon and is a regular guest expert on BBC Breakfast and FIVE’S The Wright Stuff. She is the author of several books on health and wellbeing incorporating eco friendly issues. Imperfectly Natural Woman (2003 Crown House books) sold in excess of 30K copies and was an instant No 1 Amazon best seller. In March 2009 Crown House released Imperfectly Natural Woman – the pocketbook, with adaptations and extracts from the original book in a hardback gift version, which reached No 23 on the Amazon best sellers list on its day of release. Janey sends out an e-zine every month to over 10K people who have signed up to receive her recommendations and updates on natural /green living.

 

Speakers


Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport


Ben Bradshaw was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in June 2009. He was elected as MP for Exeter on 1 May 1997.Prior to that Ben was Minister of State for Health Services and with additional responsibility as Minister for the South West at the Department of Health  (July 2007 to June 2009); Minister for Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare at Defra, joining that Department initially as Nature Conservation and Fisheries Minister in June 2003;  Parliamentary Secretary the Privy Council Office where he was appointed in May 2002. Previously he was Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).Before his election as MP for Exeter Ben worked as a journalist, training on the Express & Echo in Exeter before working for BBC Radio Devon and going on to be the BBC’s Berlin correspondent.Born on 30 August, 1960, Ben Bradshaw was educated at Thorpe St Andrew School, Norwich and Sussex University.He is a keen cyclist and enjoys walking, particularly on Dartmoor, music and cooking. He lives in Exeter and London with his partner.

 

Jonathon Porritt CBE,Founder Director of Forum for the Future & Former Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission


Jonathan Porritt

Jonathon Porritt has been an advocate for sustainable development for the last thirty-five years.

 

He studied at Oxford, became a comprehensive school teacher, and entered politics to become Chair of the fledgling UK Ecology (now Green) Party in 1978.  He became Director of Friends of the Earth in 1984 until 1991.  In 1996 he co-founded Forum for the Future, the UK’s leading sustainable development charity.  In 2000 he was appointed Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission.  He is also Co-Director of The Prince of Wales’s Business and the Environment Programme, and a Board member of the South West  Regional Development Agency.  His latest books are Capitalism As If The World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007), Globalism & Regionalism (Black Dog 2008).

 

“In a world of imploding certainties and deepest doom and gloom, we need more than ever to be celebrating the work of those who are already building that better, more sustainable world that is emerging from the chaos – and that’s exactly what the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ are all about.”

 

Venue


LSO St. Lukes

The INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ 2009 ceremony took place on Wednesday 18 November at LSO St Luke’s, a once-derelict Hawksmoor church on Old Street, EC1, restored to become the home of the London Symphony Orchestra’s pioneering education and community programme, LSO Discovery.

 

Watch the video from the ceremony below:

 

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