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Sustainable City Awards 2022: Public sector

 

 

Nominations are now closed for London’s public sector Individual or Organisational Changemaker of the Year

 

The Sustainable City Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the public sector organisations and individuals who are working to improve the way we live in London by using their voice, mobilising others, and/or taking action to create sustainable, systemic change in their community.

 

 

Awards shortlist has been announced below and winners will be announced at the ceremony on 11th May

Individual Changemaker of the Year

Councillor Pete Elliott

Over the last eight years, Pete has worked with hundreds of people across Lambeth Council and the wider Lambeth community in his role as Councillor to champion a just and equitable transition to carbon neutrality in Lambeth. Alongside climate work, much of his efforts have been on housing and air quality as key areas that need addressing locally. By helping address these problems that are affecting people’s everyday lives, you can, both work to reduce some of the inequalities, and also work to address the climate emergency.

Dr Tamsin Ellis

Tamsin has been at the forefront of sustainable healthcare in primary care not just in her own practice (Greener Practice, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, NCL ICS) but nationally. She puts sustainability at the heart of her practice and understands that the climate crisis is a health crisis that also unfairly affects communities differently.

Dr Rita Issa

Rita is an East London GP at Bromley by Bow Health Centre, a climate change and health researcher, and campaigner, working with health professionals and the local community to raise awareness and empower bottom-up and top-down action on climate change and air pollution, for human and planetary health

Dr Anna Moore

As a Respiratory Registrar and Education Fellow for Barts Health NHS Trust/Royal London Hospital, Anna became increasingly concerned about the impact of air pollution on health, but noticed that there was a difference between what she was learning as a respiratory doctor and what she learned as a parent through reading information on social and mainstream media. With not enough training for health professionals on the damage that air pollution does to our health and what measures we can take to reduce our exposure, Anna was really interested in looking at how we can improve this in health education at all levels, so is always on the look-out for opportunities to get involved in this work - and has actively created some as well!

 Individual Changemaker of the Year application criteria

Who can apply?

An employee or practitioner from a local authority or public sector organisation that serves residents of one or more of London’s 33 Boroughs; i.e.

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Fire services
  • Policing
  • Transport organisation
  • Councils

 

What are we looking for?

An employee/practitioner who:

  • creates innovative, sustainable solutions through their public service that benefit the wellbeing of their community and environment;
  • promotes inclusion and sparks collective action among their peers, suppliers, or the people their organisation serves (particularly those from marginalised groups); and 
  • strives for structural environmental and social change in their sector that impacts on the wider system.

Organisational Changemaker of the Year

London Borough of Merton: Cleaner Construction for London Team

The Air Quality team is delivering London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) for Construction Machinery. This pioneering work is shaping positive change in the construction industry, delivering on-the-ground site compliance and significant measurable emissions savings in NOx, PM and CO2 across London

London Borough of Redbridge: Green Homes Grant Team

The Redbridge Go Green Grants are available to homeowners and landlords in the borough to help improve the energy efficiency of their homes through the installation of low-carbon heating improvements. This could help save up to £600 a year on energy bills and make homes warmer and more comfortable for the people living in them.

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Since 2014 Waltham Forest has been leading the way on introducing a range of walking and cycling infrastructure and behaviour change initiatives to encourage and enable more people to travel sustainably. This has resulted in improvements in air quality, residents travelling more actively, and an increase in average life expectancy from birth in 2006 of around 1.5 months.

 Organisational Changemaker of the Year application criteria

Who can apply?

A local authority or public sector that serves residents of one or more of London’s 33 Boroughs; i.e.

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Fire services
  • Policing
  • Transport organisation
  • Councils

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What are we looking for?

A local authority or public service that:

  • creates innovative, sustainable solutions through their public service that benefit the wellbeing of their community and environment;
  • promotes inclusion and sparks collective action among their peers, suppliers, or the people their organisation serves (particularly those from marginalised groups); and 
  • strives for structural environmental and social change in their sector that impacts on the wider system.

Process

 

1. Nominations now closed

2. Nominated individuals/organisations will be contacted for supporting information

3. Shortlisted candidates notified - 19th April

4. Candidates will be invited to attend the online awards ceremony on Wednesday 11 May

Judges

Trailblazing Public Sector Organisation of the year 2021

Winner: Islington Council

 

Islington Council for their People Friendly Streets Initiative - during 2020, Islington nearly tripled its number of School Streets from 13 to 36, benefitting thousands of children, parents and carers.

 

Highly Commended:

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Cross River Partnership

London public sector "Changemaker" of the year 2021

Winner: Dr Anant Patel

 

Dr Anant Patel – Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, who became a vocal Clean Air Champion for tackling air pollution across his Trust and sharing information with other health professionals on air pollution. 

 

Highly Commended:

  • Cllr Adam Harrison: Camden Council
    Cllr Claire Holland: Lambeth Council
    Mayor Phillip Glanville: Hackney Council
    David Lawson: Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust

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