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Environment Awards 2012

'Rewarding great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit in County Durham'.

The 2012 Environment Awards' ceremony was held at The Radisson Blu in Durham on Tuesday 9 October 2012. Cross Lanes Organic Farm were awarded the outstanding award for exceeding the criteria in several categories.

Have a look at the chart below to see who won what, or view our Environment Awards 2012 Winners brochure.


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Built environmentDurham World Heritage Site for the Visitor Centre               Award
Built environmentSpace Group for Graham Sport CentreAward
Built environmentBrett Bros Development Ltd for Esh Winning Miners' Memorial HallCommendation
Climate Change Red Box Architecture for Esh Winning and Brandon SchoolsAward
Climate ChangeDurham County Council for SPA ProjectCommendation
Climate ChangeSpennymoor Town Council for installation of town hall solar panels    Award
Climate ChangeDurham University for fume cupboard energy reduction schemeCommendation
Climate ChangeBusiness Durham for Discovery Centres One and TwoCommendation 
Community PartnershipLimestone LinX Working Group for Limestone LinXAward
Community PartnershipRadisson Blu HotelCommendation
CraftmanshipCountryside Consultants for Bolts Law Engine HouseAward
CraftmanshipDurham World Heritage Site for the Visitor CentreAward
Greener BusinessDurham University for Cookers to Contractors Commendation
Natural EnvironmentDurham County Council for Wanister BogCommendation 
Schools and collegesLeadgate Infant and Nursery SchoolCommendation
Schools and collegesElemore Hall School Award
Schools and colleges St Anne's CE Primary SchoolAward
Volunteer groupShadforth Play AreaCommendation 
Volunteer groupWheatley Hill Angling ClubAward
Volunteer groupTanfield Lea Countryside ClubCommendation 
Volunteer groupDurham County Council's Volunteer Countryside RangersAward
Volunteer groupDurham County Council Guided WalksCommendation
Volunteer groupFriends of Flass ValeCommendation
Volunteer groupNatural England for the Dene TeamCommendation 
Volunteer over 18Brenda Thackeray for Stray Aid LtdCommendation
Waste ManagementDalton Park Outlet Shopping for Dalton Park Goes GreenAward
Outstanding Award    Cross Lanes Organic FarmOutstanding Award

Here are the winners from 2011.

For more information, contact Jonathan Seymour, Environment Awards Administrator, Tel: 0300 026 5545.

The 2012 Environment Awards were sponsored by: 

Groundwork Homegroup NE2 Livin Wildlife Trust