This award aims to recognise initiatives that improve public knowledge, understanding and empower individuals and organisations in society. This award sets out to empower people, recognise grassroots mutualism and civil society involvement in promoting sustainability. The United Nation’s ‘Agenda 21’ was the first international document that identified education as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development and highlighted areas of action for education. Education for Sustainable Development should include:
The concept of ‘Big Society’ is “to create a climate that empowers local people and communities, building a big society that will ‘take power away from politicians and give it to people with a focus on sustainable development’.
- This category covers the third sector, social enterprise, charities, not-for-profit. The organisation should highlight an important issue pertinent to sustainability.
- Ability to influence policy issues to effect change, either through lobbying or activism.- Demonstrate inventive ways to secure donations towards a sustainable cause.
- Evidence of a remarkable issue-based focus or specialist expertise and the development of unique stakeholder networks.
- Evidence of community involvement, since organizations need to reach out to stakeholders for help.
- Examples of inspiring leadership that can help shape the sustainability agenda and accelerate change in a non profit environment
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